Sun-dried tomatoes are expensive and now appear less and less on supermarkets shelves. Kenya is tomato country and I would encourage farmers to sun-dried some for the local market and export. This dish is flavorful, fast to make. I serve it with Penne. My recipe is for 2 or 3 portions. Continue Reading
I bought lots of red pepper. The price was about 3 euros per kg. I enjoy the aroma and the sweet taste of any colored peppers. Green peppers (capsicum) are less sweet.
Red pepper sauce is a good marriage with pasta and a change to tomato sauce. Continue Reading
This is a very addictive one pot comfort food. Continue Reading
Oven tomato confit is a full flavor Mediterranean vegetarian dish. The nice aspect of this dish is that it can be eaten, as is, with a nice country bread or with angel hair or any other thin pasta. Oven tomato confit last 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator in an air tight container. It lasting power of this dish makes it a perfect restaurant dish. The juice from the dish can be used to perfume other dishes. This dish has a strong, enticing and beautiful mediterranean aroma.
Normally, I make this dish with any regular tomatoes available in the market. However, this time, I used cherry tomatoes for beauty and plating purpose.. However, note that regular tomatoes emit more cooking liquid, which is absolutely fabulous, and I tend to prefer them for storage. Continue Reading
This sauce is one my sons’ favorite. He can eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Even in between if he could. This sauce is similar to the Alfredo sauce with 2 more ingredients. This recipe is for 4. Continue Reading
I enjoy almost any type of pasta but for whatever reason I like the look and texture of fettuccine and pappardelle. Once, in Chandarana, I found some very wide pappardelle and for a week I went pasta crazy.
The pappardelle is a much broader pasta than fettucine and looks splendid served on a plate.
I have 2 sauces which I like to cook with these pastas. Let’s start with Alfredo sauce for the vegetarians. The quantity is for 4 persons. Continue Reading
Ready-made tomato sauce is expensive. At least here in Kenya. Tomatoes are in plenty and of high quality. Yes, in Kenya tomatoes taste and smell like tomatoes.
I know when someone has been abroad for too long. – Ooooooh, these tomatoes taste so good. I usually try to give a hug before they break down in tears for what they are missing.
Tomatoes are cheap, presently in October the price vary around Ksh 55/= per kg. Yes, that’s about Euro 0.60 a kg.
I have a nice tomato sauce recipe which can be made in large quantity. Tomato sauce last for months in a freezer or a week in the refrigerator. You save a bundle by making your own and the taste and quality is absolutely magical. The quantity is for about 1 litre and a little bit more. Oops, I forgot to say that a hand blender or food processor is necessary. Check my kitchen essentials for information. Continue Reading