All posts tagged: Tomato

My Spicy Tomato Jam

My love for tomatoes is endless and everybody knows it! Every year I wait for mid September when tomato season is at its peak and I make different kinds of preserves and tomato jam is one of them. So good in cheese or steak sandwiches, serve it on a cheese board, spread it as a pizza base, in a burger, as a dip…This jam is so good that i am finding it really hard to describe its taste, you will have to do it and let me know !!! Make sure to weigh your tomatoes after you peel and deseed them. Ingredients: 600 gr ripe tomatoes, peeled, deseeded (you should have 500 gr left) and roughly chopped 1 big garlic clove, very finely chopped 1 red chilly, deseeded and very finely chopped 1 tsp grated ginger 1 small onion, finely chopped 3 tablespoons of regular sugar 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar A couple of fresh thyme or rosemary sprigs Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil 1/4 cup hot water Method: In a sauce pan on …

Conchiglioni with Ricotta and Walnuts

A classic Italian pasta bake that is usually made with ragu or ricotta and spinach as a filling and baked in tomato sauce and bechamel…delicious right? I wanted something a bit lighter for summer days so I filled the shells just with ricotta and walnuts and used only marinara. The end result turned out very flavorful! If you try it let me know! Ingredients: 30 conchiglioni 250 gr ricotta A handful of good quality walnuts, chopped 1/2 tsp nutmeg 70 g Parmesan cheese, grated Season to taste being careful as Parmesan is already full of flavor A jar of your favorite marinara sauce or your own Some fresh basil leaves, chopped, to garnish 50 g Parmesan  grated to serve Method: Cook the conchiglioni a little less than the time required for al dente then drain and let the pasta cool. I would advise to separate the shells before they cool as they may stick together. Cover the bottom of an oven dish with some of the tomato sauce.  Using  a teaspoon or a piping bag …

Coming Soon!

Hello! I am so thrilled to be sharing my latest with you: “The Store” will be online by the end of the month. Soon you will be able to purchase through the store my signature pesto, the different tomato sauces, my home-wrecker salted caramel, cookies, jams, and many more goodies. Payment will be on delivery and best of all is that our labels can be personalized for your gifts and events if ordered 5 working days in advance.   Also, you will be able to find these goodies in select gourmet stores in Lebanon under my own brand “The Pesto Godmother“. I will share with you the list once we finalize the locations.