Growing Tomatoes: "Making a Tomato Sauce now the harvest is in"

As summer comes to an end, I have now almost harvested all of my tomatoes. There are still a few left in the garden, but in all I have got a great crop which I am very proud of. So now it is time to start thinking what to do with them.

If I left it to my husband, he would eat them all, so I have had to hide a lot of them so that I still have some stock.

For this article I thought I would explain how to make a Tomato sauce for a Pizza or Pasta.

What you will need is:

Unsual Facts About Coffee

Here is a compilation of interesting and unusual facts from the world of coffee.

  • Botanically speaking coffee beans are not really beans at all, but berries.
  • Contrary to popular belief, darkly roasted coffees contain less caffeine than lightly roasted blends. Caffeine is burnt off during the roasting process, so consequently the longer roasted dark blends have less caffeine.

Tips For Cooking Pasta, Rice And Potatoes

Preparing culinary delights is something everyone with a flair for cooking loves to do. Did ever wonder how some of the world's greatest chefs accomplish what they do with some of your favorite foods? Well, you're about to be let in on some very "insider" secrets in this special excerpt from "Tips And Tricks On Cooking Like A Chef". You will be given top level advice on what to do with pasta, rice and potatoes.

When pasta is fresh it tends to require less water than dried pasta. You need to have a large saucepan of rapidly boiling water ready—just about enough boiling water for the pasta to cook in. To prevent the pasta from sticking together, a little oil should be added to the water. Next, you add the pasta to the pan, seeing to it that the water stays boiling and stirring slowly for ten seconds to separate the pasta. Depending on the type of pasta you're using, boil for two to four minutes.

How is Chocolate made?
Can I Make Chocolate?

Ever wondered how chocolate is made and whether you could make it yourself? It is probably the dream of many a chocolate lover to be able to churn out trays of personalized chocolate delights at will. Well, if you are the adventurous type and are patient with a little time on your hands and you have a few choice pieces of equipment, then you too could learn the much coveted art of chocolate making.

Before we get into the domesticated version of chocolate making, it would be beneficial to understand the tried and tested processes that the industry uses to make large volumes of our favorite treat.

It all begins with the raw material 'cacoa'. The cacoa tree produces a pod containing a number of seeds or beans (as they are commonly known) in its center surrounded by a pulp all enclosed in a thick fleshy skin. The pods are a picked, opened and the contents put into large wooden bins which are covered and left to ferment for a few days. Once they are adequately fermented, they are laid out to dry in the sun for a week or so. When the beans are sufficiently dried they are sorted, separated by category and roasted in large ovens for up to half an hour where they darken and the flavor of the bean is enhanced.

A Greenhouse:The All-Weather Kitchen Garden!

At this time of year, what could be more pleasant than spending a Sunday afternoon in the kitchen cooking up something delicious for family and friends? Perhaps there's just the two of you but you like to indulged your beloved with culinary treats. Either way, you'll be aware that a good meal benefits from fresh ingredients.

While supermarkets are getting better and better at supplying our general needs, it can be very hard to find a reliable source of fresh herbs. Greenhouses for your garden can be an excellent solution, enabling you to grow the things you need right at home all year round.

With a greenhouse kitchen garden, you'll always have what you need right there. Some greenhouse types are designed to be built up against the wall of your house (lean-to greenhouses), making them ideal to set beside the kitchen for easy access.