Autumn Tomato Sauce

When time is short just keep it simple… This is as straightforward as it gets… It reminds me of my childhood, it was a staple dish at home… My mother would say: “Lets have pasta tonight!” … and my father would make it spicy .. This recipe is basic, with autumn vegetables, and the last…

Homemade Tomato Ketchup

Sandra Choremi_Tomato Ketchup

Homemade Tomato Ketchup Ingredients: 3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 3 medium onion, sliced into half moons 4 garlic cloves, chopped (about 1 tablespoon) 2 celery sticks, chopped 1 sweet red pepper, chopped 4 cm piece of ginger, peeled and chopped ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes ½ teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon mustard powder 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 6 tablespoons tomato paste 2 kg whole tomatoes; in juice, peeled, chopped 1 cup brown sugar, depending…

Christmas Leftovers

Christmas Leftovers

Leftovers are my favourite! The day after Christmas I’m still holding onto the special moments shared with my family and friends. No more baking no more fuss in the kitchen… A couple slices of the leftover multigrain bread, some of that delicious sliced turkey and a few thin slices of cheese, a small handful of …

Spicy Apple & Tomato Chutney

Spicy Apple and Tomato Chutney

Playing Favourites Sweet, spicy, slightly tingling; This recipe has become such a “Sandra staple” that my friends look forward to a little jar as a give away… A lovely companion of cold meats, cheeses and, my way of enjoying it, some fresh multigrain bread. I made a huge quantity of various chutneys, for the night of…

Fig Chutney

Fig Chutney

Summer Captured I remember planting our first fig tree in our summerhouse in Paros. It was small and fragile, we waited  for years until it finally found its ground, settling in and branching out, giving life to glorious royal figs and beautiful leaves. Years came by and, new  branches surprisingly spring out in several different…