It’s started – the polytunnel is producing fruit. As usual, we planted too many tomato plants. We got Shirley’s, Beef, Money Makers, the purple cherry etc. However, Mrs Hiker isn’t a big lover of them so we have a couple of months of lots of tomatoes. So, I have come up with a basic recipe for a soup. Here goes:
A good handful of assorted tomatoes.
A glug of olive oil
Sea salt, ground pepper, mixed dried herbs
A vegetable stock pot
You’ll probably see I’ve thrown a green pepper and a courgette in for good measure too
All I do is get a roasting pan and pour some olive oil on the bottom. Chop the tomatoes etc in half and space out evenly. Season with the salt, pepper and mixed herbs. Whack in the oven for half hour on 180°c. Boil 500ml of water and make the stock. Once fruit is roasted blitz with the stock. Jobs a good ‘un!
Serve with rosemary focaccia which I’m sure I’ve blogged before!