These are the most delicious thangs -- sweet, chewy, and intensely tomato-ey. The slow roasting concentrates a whole tomato's worth of flavor into the delightfully shriveled treat that remains at the end of 10-12 hours in the oven.
Cumin and beets go so well together - the exotic savory flavor pairs nicely with the rich sweetness of the beets. Vinegar adds a little bite and salt brings the whole thing up to a humming pitch. A great addition to any mezze plate or felafel meal.
I've always wanted to try making maraschino cherries (a guilty pleasure) so when I saw this luscious recipe a few weeks ago, I knew the time had come. Ran out and bought a cherry pitter the very next day. And it turned out to be so very easy!