Tag Archives: tomato
The Big Lad with one of his pizzas.

A lesson in making pizzas

The Big Lad brought a pizza home from school last Monday. He’d made it in Home Economics, but wasn’t happy with it as the students weren’t allowed to make “proper pizza” due to time, budget and health and safety constraints. The school pizza wasn’t made with leavened dough, the dough wasn’t worked long enough, the […]

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A cockerel demands to know what "those creatures" are on the other side of the fence.

What to eat?

I’m on my own for a week as the Other Half and the boys are off on holiday. They get sun, sand and grandparents, I get a double-dose of chores as I try to get a large section of the house redecorated while also managing the livestock. With everyone gone, I can indulge my whims […]

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A plate of pasta with slices of fennel sausage, topped with a tomato and olive sauce.

Pasta with tomatoes, garlic and sausage

Tonight, we had pasta with tomatoes, olives and fennel sausages for tea. The fennel sausages, made yesterday, were poached for 25 minutes, then skinned and sliced. The sauce was made with a diced onion, minced garlic, pasata, a tub of garlic olives we found on special in the supermarket, dried basil and minced parsely. Simple […]

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Pomodori verdi marinati

A couple of months ago I gave the Wee ‘Un’s nursery a couple of tomato plants to grow on a window ledge. At the time, they were fairly small but I assured the staff that, if cared for, the plants would produce some reasonable tomatoes by the time school broke up for the summer holidays. […]

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Time to start gearing up

The growing season is just around the corner, which means the preparations and hard work kick off in earnest over the next fortnight. First, though, comes the seed order. We start by working through the seed that we already have in store, a mixture of saved seed from last year’s crops plus excess seeds from […]

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