Tomato Cuttings

 
Tumbling Tom tomatoes in hanging baskets
This week is British Tomato Week, I don't know who thinks up these initiatives. The timing is way off, are British tomatoes even in season yet? I certainly don't know anyone that has home grown tomatoes ready yet and that includes friends that got an early start with heated greenhouses and grow lights.
What I do have a greenhouse full of promise. I went crazy with the tomato plants this year, they are one of my favourite foods and I'm hoping to have enough to make sauce for the rest of the year. I've been rooting the pieces I pinch out to create even more plants. I'm growing seven varieties this year.

Swedish Eurovision Dinner




Last night Sweden hosted the EuroVision Song Contest, it's become a tradition for Trevor and I to cook a dish from the host country to enjoy before settling down to the show.

Lamb Ragu



This one pot lamb ragu is a really easy dish to just pop into the oven or slow cooker and forget about it. I love to serve it with the giant pasta shells because all the pieces of lamb get scooped up inside them.

First Harvest - Allotment Diary

The first produce from the plot for 2016 is in and it's rhubarb!
While I am very excited that the allotment is starting to produce again I'm not that excited about the rhubarb, I think we may have over done it last year.

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We still have rhubarb in the freezer from last 2015, we had a long prolific rhubarb season last year and I made every rhubarb dish I could think of crumble, ice cream, chutney, even lamb shanks with rhubarb.

Gourmio Authentic Italian Delivered Review


Last week I tried out the fabulous Gourmio box. It's a recipe box containing all of the ingredients that you need to put together some amazing Italian dishes.