"Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier"
A perfect starter or even a canapé recipe from TV presenter and chef John Torode, the classic flavours of tomato and pesto shine through these rustic tarts. Use a good quality pesto, or have a go at making your own.