Tag Archives: tomatoes

Roly poly sausage

It’s no secret that my mother doesn’t like cooking. She can cook, but years of having to do it and having to cater to my father’s odd tastes (he used to insist on putting hard boiled eggs in a steak … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Shutting up shop, harvesting and helping others

We missed a week on allotment last week, I was busy over the weekend and the plot had to fend for itself. However, in the week I popped down to get some chard and picked the last crookneck squashes as … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: A Tidy Up

My loss of nephew time this weekend was definitely my allotment’s gain. It’s been about a month since I’ve done any work beyond collection and watering. So it was past time for a tidy up. The first thing to do … Continue reading

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Cooking from the Allotment: Tomato Sauce

Not content with preserving whole tomatoes, I thought I’d branch out a bit. Last year, I made a fresh tomato sauce from the cherry tomatoes. This year I did the same, peeling them and really cooking them down with just … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Achievement

We didn’t spend much time at the plot this weekend, I collected tomatoes on Wednesday and we had leeks, kale, tomatoes, summer squash and some spring onions and carrots at the at the weekend but we were only on the … Continue reading

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Cooking from the Allotment: Preserving Tomatoes

Although I’ve found managing the produce that comes off the plot this year much more manageable. I’ve eaten a lot more veg as it comes off the plot, I love the idea of putting up food that I’ve grown. Probably … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: September

The food production on the plot is slowing down but not so you’d notice from the weekly produce shots.Courgettes, crookneck squash, a patty pan, salad, chard (the self seeded one next to the flowers at the top of the plot), … Continue reading

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