I really don't covet my nighbour's wife (or husband), I don't think they have a servant (or a slave) and I haven't seen any livestock, except for their cats, which I can categorically say I hate.
But in food land, I covet many things. I read about the fresh product markets in France, where you can buy 8 different kinds of onions, the Italians who have joints of Parma Ham hanging in their barns and the Spanish fish markets where you can but real anchovies. Then the Americans that have things like peanut butter chips, blood oranges and San Francisco Sour-dough bread and muffins the size of small children.
But occassionally something comes to the shelves of our supermarkets in South Africa, locally made which makes me feel totally superior. One such product I recieved at the SA Food Bloggers Conference was Verlaque Fruit infused White Balsamic Reduction.
So, today I am not coveting - I am totally smug and especially with these Roasted Tomatoes using the Verlaque Fresh Cranberry Infused Reduction.
I slow roasted quartered tomatoes (with the skin on) on a low heat, 110ºC for 4 hours. Before baking them I sprinkled them with a little olive oil and salt and then a generous splashing (aka Jamie Oliver) of Verlaque Fresh Cranberry Infused White Balsamic Reduction.
It bakes right down, without drying out, with a sticky, sweet, tangy fruit syrup. I served it as a vegetable, but it would work really well in a salad, with cheese or as a antipasto.
“People often ask for what others have,
while not prepared to go through
what others went through to gain it.”