Fresh tomatoes are extremely versatile – they can be used in soups, sauces, salads, pizza and many other dishes. This summer, they can even help you win a £200 meal at a restaurant of your choice! LoveTheGarden are inviting bloggers to enter the new vegetable competition and share their best tomato recipes. All you need to do to enter the competition is:
This is LoveTheGarden’s third vegetable competition. We launched the first competition to find the best recipes for garden vegetables in February 2011, which encouraged bloggers from all over the UK to be creative with cabbage. The winner was Karolina with her Cabbage & Mushroom Pasties. In August, David Hall won the Potty for Potatoes competition with his Hot potato, bacon and nasturtium salad. This is your chance to impress the community with your culinary creativity.
Bloggers can use all tomato varieties for their scrumptious tomato dishes, from big beef tomatoes to sweet cherry toms and from the Yellow Roma to the Russian Black. Each type of tomato has its own unique flavour and texture. The aim of the competition is to find a recipe that brings out the best in the tomato of your choice.
Even first-time bloggers can enter the competition. As your entry will be shared on lovethegarden.com, taking part in the competition will draw many readers to your new blog. The deadline for all entries is 19th October 2011. The popular food writer and blogger James Ramsden from JamesRamsden.com will choose which surprising recipe brings out the unique flavour of fresh tomatoes best. The prize is a meal for two up to the value of £200 at a restaurant of your choice, anywhere in Britain. The three runners-up will receive a copy of James Ramsden’s cookbook Small Adventures in Cooking.
It is no big secret that home-grown tomatoes taste much better than most store-bought ones. If thinking about all these lovely recipes is giving you a taste for tomatoes, visit our growing tomatoes page for more information on how to get started.