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End of the Tomato Season

OK, so that’s it, the season has ended. The last of the tomatoes were picked yesterday, the plants removed and today was spent tidying and sweeping to make sure that everything is neat and tidy for the winter. The total … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pasta Free Lasagna

This recipe replaces the lasagna sheets with sliced courgettes and beef tomatoes. The meat sauce can be used in lots of other recipes. Its our development of what started life as a much more “chefy” recipe which involved lots of … Continue reading

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Recipe: Salmon, Leeks & Tomatoes

This is a quick cooked tasty serving of salmon. As ever, items in italics are from our garden. Ingredients (for 2) 200g cherry tomatoes 2x skinless salmon fillets (140g each) 350g finely sliced leeks 1-2 tbsp olive oil 1xtbsp wholegrain … Continue reading

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A Walk at Attenborough Nature Reserve – Fish

We went out on a walk this afternoon (we’re trying to up our paces as part of our get fitter campaign). As well as the usual sightings of a collection of water birds, we saw something I’ve never seen before. … Continue reading

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Recipe: Sweet & Sour Vegetables with Turkey Balls

Sweet & sour sauce will go with most things but we like to cook it with a lot of vegetables and have a little meat to go with it. These turkey mince balls are tasty and easy to make. As … Continue reading

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Recipe: Hot Sausage Salad

During summer and early autumn, there’s a lot of salad greens growing in the garden. Using them in “ordinary” salads eventually gets boring however, this warm salad is an easy delicious improvement. Ingredients (for 2) 10  (or more) cherry tomatoes … Continue reading

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Tomato Problems: Blossom End Rot

Blossom End Rot White Zebra with Blossom End Rot Orange Banana Kibits Ukranian If you’ve got tomatoes that look like the above pictures, you’ve got Blossom End Rot. Now, this isn’t a disease or insect damage or anything terrible like … Continue reading

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2018 – Mid September Update

Greenhouse 1 Greenhouse 2 So, here we are in the middle of September, the days are beginning to get shorter and (this year at least) the tomatoes are starting to slow down. So far may greenhouses have produced about 26kg … Continue reading

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Recipe: Roast Vegetables & Salmon

I love tray bakes, they’re simple and (usually) just need you to put it all together and leave it alone. This recipe isn’t quite that simple but takes about 40 minutes from start to finish. Ingredients (for 2) 100g (or … Continue reading

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Recipe: Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

Whilst this recipe doesn’t include tomatoes (or in fact anything we commonly grow) its extremely simple, filling and cheap. We make it and have it two days running although you can freeze it if you want. Ingredients Butternut Squash (1kg … Continue reading

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