July is upon us and what a bountiful time of year it is for the One Ingredient challenge. The list of fruits and vegetables on offer and in season is huge and I would happily have chosen them all if I could.
But, even though I was particularly tempted to go with either apricot or peach, I have decided upon another fruit. It is more of a savoury choice but has potential in the sweet department too!
A confusing plant because although it is botanically classed as a fruit, it is used for culinary purposes as a vegetable. They are a favourite “fruit” of mine although I have taken a break from growing them. This is why. They are prone to blight and they always ripen in the fortnight I am on holiday!
Tomatoes also require generous amounts of water and given that the hose pipe ban has only just been lifted, there seemed little point in kidding myself that I would have any more success with them this year. But, I will be enjoying them and paying very little for my tommies down at the local market over the next few weeks.
I hope there are lots of tomato lovers who will enjoy taking part in this month’s challenge. The possibilities are endless. Think bread, pizza, chutney, tarts, soups, sauces and salads. I am sure there are even a few of you out there who may give the tomato a go in a sweet recipe. After all, carrots make a fine cake and pumpkins are delicious in pies. So, please have a go and join in!
The rules for the One Ingredient Challenge can be found HERE. Please submit your entry into the “Simply Linked” widget at the end of this post.
I very much look forward to seeing your entries. The round-up will follow at the end of the month. June has been hosted by Working London Mummy.
Thank you from Laura and Nazima xx