Monthly Archives: October 2011

Pickling spices, cucumbers and nostalgia

As a small child I spent many weekends staying with my grandmother and some of my earliest memories are helping her to bottle fruit and vegetables at the end of the summer, ready for the winter.   The shelves of … Continue reading

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Lots of things to do with tomatoes

With the beautiful weather of the past few days my tomatoes have been ripening well, and today, when I actually should have been working hard but was procrastinating wildly, I went out into the garden to pick some of the … Continue reading

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Indian summer, Italian food

Unbelievable weather in Kent over the past few days.   My San Marzano and Principe Borghese tomatoes which I rashly decided to try growing outdoors this year, have been putting on a great ripening spurt.    The Principe Borghese are … Continue reading

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