Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Voter Apathy

A friend recently made a comment about voter apathy in elections. Given the way people tend to vote (with complete disregard for policies), perhaps making Ed and Dave appear on Strictly or X Factor would solve that.

A quick recipe.

Got this from Seagrass restaurant in St Ives over Christmas (highly recommended, by the way). I had seared squid and chorizo salad with sweet poached cherry tomatoes. The poached tomatoes were heavenly and I asked the chef how he prepared them:
  • A shot of white wine vinegar
  • 2 cups water 
  • Quarter cup of sugar
  • 2 sprigs of thyme 
Boil liquid mix then add cherry tomatoes. When the tomato skins start to split, turn off the heat and let the mix cool. Leave the tomatoes in the liquor until serving, so the flavour keeps absorbing.

This produces wonderfully sweet/sour tomatoes with a herby hint as a salad accompaniment. You can actually bottle them and keep them in the fridge.

I like to roast them afterwards, which concentrates the flavour.

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