recipe was contributed by Shirley Cline.
was a great inspiration when I first started working
on the idea of creating a recipe and cooking web
site. Not only did she encourage me but she also
supplied a great many recipes and other pieces
which are featured throughout the site. Her great
achievement was to teach me to cook risotto over
I never had the chance to meet Shirley, or even
talk to her, I regarded her as a good friend.
It was with great sadness that I learnt that she
passed away in Autumn 2004 and that there would
be no more emails. I think she will be sadly missed
by a lot of people like me to whom she gave such
pleasure with the sharing or her recipes. The
pleasure my children have had from her recipe
with Balsamic Vinegar and Mint - not to
mention the fights for seconds - has been a joy
large tomatoes, ripe but firm
1/4 cup dry sherry
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp dried oregano or thyme
8 Tblsp mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
tomatoes in half, place in a shallow baking
dish, cut side up, and prick with a fork.
with sherry, allowing it to be absorbed into
pulp. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and oregano
in the oven for about 5 minutes. Remove from
the oven and turn heat to broil.
tomato halves with mayonnaise, then dust with
until lightly browned.