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23 December 2011

I’ve just been sowing tomato and pepper seeds. It always feels strange, when we’re blue with cold, to be sticking those vulnerable little things into damp compost. But they’re in my unspeakably inelegant greenhouse now, along with various cuttings… not … 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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Green tomato chutney

     I once went to a dinner party at which the person sitting beside me handed me a small bowl full of green tomato chutney. “You’ve got to taste this,” she said. “I don’t know what it is, but … 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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