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Author: Amy Riley

Looking for a festive fun activity that the whole family can enjoy this December? Well, why not spend some quality family time creating ‘Tomato Santa hats’. 

These Santa hats are super easy to make, check out the recipe below:

Ingredients (12 Santa hats)

  • 12 Baby plum tomatoes
  • 12 Mini cheese pearls
  • 4 Mozzarella cheese slices

Step 1- Using the mozzarella cheese slices, cut out 12 mini hat bases using a mini circle cutter. 

Step 2- Cut off one end of each of the baby plum tomatoes.

Step 3- Place the cut edge onto the cheese slices.

Step 4- To create the pom pom, add the cheese pearl on top of the baby plum tomato. 


To read more information about our tomato varieties including baby plum tomatoes, click here.

Quick and easy weekday pasta? Yes please! Try out this 15minuet tasty tomato based recipe, perfect for a nutritious family supper. 


700ml tomato passata, 2 tbs confit garlic oil , 2 garlic cloves, 1/3 cup black olives, 2 tbs nasturtium capers (substitute capers), 500g dried penne, Finely grated ricotta salata, Basil leaves


  1. Add garlic oil to saucepan and heat. Add garlic, stir for 2minuets until cooked. 
  2.  Add and simmer the passata, stirring occasionally. Once thick, stir in the olives and capers.
  3. Cook the penne pasta separately. 
  4. Once cooked add the pasta to the mixture and stir for 1 minuet on a high heat. When combined add the basil and ricotta. Enjoy!

Why British Tomatoes are BEST

 The answer is simple… because of the taste!

 At R & L Holt we have over 40 years of growing excellence meaning that we really know how to get the taste of our tomatoes right. Listening to our customers’ requirements, each season we trail out different types, features, colours, shapes and sizes to see if we can improve on the famous British taste.

But why are our home grown British tomatoes the tastiest? This is because we only pick our tomatoes when they are flawlessly ripe. We are able to leave our tomato varieties on the vines for as long as possible ensuring they develop the most flavour.

 Being located in Britain means that we can supply our tomatoes to our customers much quicker. With imported tomatoes, they are picked long before they reach the supermarkets and your dinner plates. They are also stored in refrigerated lorries for many days reducing all the flavour they originally had. So being British grown means that we can do all this and still maintain the products’ fresh tasty quality. 

 However, don’t just take our word for it. Next time you shop at your local retailer, pick up both a British tomato and an overseas tomato and let us know which one you believe is truly the tastiest.