Do-It-Yourself Tomato Ketchup / Catsup

Why make your own ketchup, when you can buy it everywhere?

Because this recipe is sugar free!

Now, don’t go thinking that it loses any flavour because of that. This sugar-free ketchup is just as delicious as the regular sugar-full versions that we buy in the shops. But you can eat this safe in the knowledge that your not taking on board too much sugar.

I have to admit, I’m not a great ketchup fan! But, I do love mixing up different sauces; which ketchup is very useful to use as a base to add other ingredients to.Ketchup Recipe sm


Self-Portrait as a tomato

Tomato me smI was doodling around whilst on the plane the other day – a whole series of cutesy cartoon characters; including myself as a tomato!

Sometimes it’s fun to try to break out of the ruts that we settle into.

I’ve signed up for Marc Taro Holmes’ class on Craftsy “Sketching People in Motion”. My usual illustration method is quite slow and methodical. I like to sketch in lines after close inspection, but that simple isn’t possible with life drawing. Especially when that life drawing is done as part of urban/guerrilla sketching.

So I thought I’d take a class.

And so it was the cartoons I was sketching out on the plane. I’ve never felt confident enough to try to create cartoons and spent a happy journey trying to develop some. Food orientated, of course!

I stumbled across them again the other day – I’d forgotten I’d done them, to be honest! I love it when this happens. Even though I hadn’t even been sketching what I could see; finding these drawing transported me back to that plane journey and the fun game that my daughter I started to have, in which she was challenging me to draw my funny characters in various situations.