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6 September 2015

The odd thing about the tail end of this longest hottest summer on record is that it looks like spring. We’ve had just enough pounding downpours – here, thankfully, without a side dish of hail – to keep roots unseasonably happy. … Continue reading

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11 September 2013

Such short evenings! It’s dark at 8pm or even before on days like yesterday when the sky is stormy. I’m sure it wasn’t like that before I headed off to the UK last week. What a difference four days make. … Continue reading

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Spicy tomato and lentil soup

When the days get shorter and chillier, but you still have some tardy tomatoes clinging to your plants, this warming soup is a great way to use them up. You’ll probably have to pick the fruit before they’re deep red, … Continue reading

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Passata di pomodoro

There are few things which, in the depths of winter, overwhelm you with the perfumes of summer as much as twisting the top off a jar of passata di pomodoro (tomato purée). It’s essence of sunshine, with a hint of … Continue reading

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8 September 2011

I should go back to my old gardens more often. And perhaps more pre-arranged. I was on the coast near Tarquinia yesterday, and took a trip up to town to see the garden I did there some years ago. I … Continue reading

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