Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Sunshine in a jar

I know August days are drawing to a close when I'm covered up in cherry tomatoes, basil, and the elephant garlic is cured enough to use.

Confitonfitonfitonfit is a lovely preservation method that dates back to the Middle Ages. I like having a bit of sunshine in a jar, and the oil is amazing for lending a deep rich day of sunshine to soups or over squash in the chill of winter.

tomato confit

Set everything in a roasting dish and add olive oil, snuggling the garlic and basil into the oil before sprinkling with sea salt and fresh-cracked black pepper. Roast at 250 for 90 minutes or more.