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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

A Taste for Tomatoes Recipe Competition

There's a fab competition on LovetheGarden.com.  The competition is called, A Taste for Tomatoes. LoveTheGarden are inviting bloggers to enter and share their best tomato recipes. All you need to do to enter the competition is:

Share your tomato recipe on your blog.

Mention the competition in the post.

Tell LovetheGarden.com by emailing the URL of your entry before 19th October 2011.

Food writer and blogger James Ramsden from JamesRamsden.com will then choose his favourite recipe to win a meal for two worth £200 at a UK restaurant of your choice. The three runners-up will also receive a copy of James Ramsden’s cookbook Small Adventures in Cooking.

The competition is open to UK residents only. The deadline is 11.59pm (UK time) on 19th October 2011. More details can be found on the vegetable garden competition page.

Even first-time bloggers can enter the competition. As your entry will be shared on lovethegarden.com, taking part in the competition will draw many readers to your new blog.

Bloggers can use all tomato varieties for their scrumptious tomato dishes, from big beef tomatoes to sweet cherry toms and from the Yellow Roma to the Russian Black. Each type of tomato has its own unique flavour and texture. The aim of the competition is to find a recipe that brings out the best in the tomato of your choice.

Here's my recipe:

Quick and Easy Tomato Relish

Boil together:

2 - 3 kgs ripe tomatoes

500 grams sugar

125 grams sultanas or raisins

2cm sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 or 2 chillies, deseeded if you want, and chopped finely

salt to taste along with freshly ground black pepper

250ml vinegar

2 tbsp flour

Simmer everything in a large pot, stirring occasionally for 30 - 45 minutes.  Pour into sterillied jars or bottles and then seal. 

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