Tag: Tomato

Chickpeas and Chard/Spinach

Nothing fancy, just a serendipitous combination. Simple, good eating, and satisfying – for the belly, the palate, and the eye.

Two tricks.

  • Add fresh chard (which is much nicer, if you can get it/grow it), or spinach just before serving. You want it wilted – maybe only a minute for spinach, a couple of minutes more for chard – still green, still “fresh and vibrant”, but soft enough to “coat” the chick peas.
  • And thyme to flavour the tomato sauce.

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Tomato and Orange Soup

Home-made tomato soup?  A bit silly perhaps to try an improve on a tin of Heinz Cream of Tomato . But that is reserved for bitter winter evenings, accompanied by eggy-cheese-sandwiches; soul food.

But tomatoes and orange go well together – and this works as a flavoursome soup for when there’s a glut of fresh tomatoes. (more…)