Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm is located just north of Port Macquarie in Blackmans Point Road. If you're travelling along the Pacific Highway, on the mid north coast of NSW, it's a good place to turn off and stock up on ripe red tomatoes and strawberries (which you can pick yourself) and enjoy a meal or Devonshire Tea. This recipe is included in Tastings of the Hastings, a lovely little book with recipes from chefs in the Hastings region. The Tastings of the Hastings Festival is held annually.
Quarter the tomatoes and finely dice the Spanish onion. Finely chop parsley leaves to make approx. 1/4 cup.
Combine olive oil and vinegar and drizzle over the tomato/onion mix. Season to taste.
Serve with lightly toasted, sliced Turkish bread. The freshly toasted bruschetta can be lightly rubbed with a clove of garlic before serving.
Photo by Jay Beaumont, The Creative House Publications