The winner of the Cath Kidston Apron Giveaway is .....Kitchen Bellicious!! Congratulations and I hope you love it.
On to the tomato situation in the garden which is getting out of control. They are simply delicious but there's a limit on how many you can eat a day. My husband suggested Gazpacho which I thought was inspired. I think Gazpacho should have a kick to it and be a little on the chunky side. I found Ina Garten's recipe and worked with it. As I have mentioned a couple of times, I love Ina and think she's a genius. However, I did change her recipe a tad, in some respects out of necessity and in others because it felt right my way! The end result was wonderful, even the ten year old liked it, although she did eat it with tortilla chips.
1 1/2 English cucumbers, seeded and chopped
8 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
3 red peppers, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/2 cup of white wine vinegar
salt and pepper
3 cups of tomato juice
1 tablespoon of Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
A generous handful of fresh basil, chopped
Chop all the vegetables to a dice, by hand or in the food processor. I find that although it takes longer by hand you do end up with a more uniform result.
Place all the veggies and minced garlic into a large bowl.
Mix together the olive oil, vinegar, tomato juice, salt and pepper.
Add to the veggies and combine.
Add half the basil. Place the bowl into the fridge and leave to chill for at least a couple of hours.