Jobs for May

“May and June.  Soft syllables, gentle names for the two best months in the garden year: cool, misty mornings gently burned away with a warming spring sun, followed by breezy afternoons and chilly nights.  The discussion of philosophy is over; it’s time for work to begin.” –  Peter Loewer Continue with successional sowing of most vegetables and …

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Roast Tomato Sauce

Too many tomatoes. Not a bad problem to have actually. But it can be daunting to find ideas on how to use them all Ingredients At least 2kg ripe, full-flavoured tomatoes – use different varieties and a mixture of sizes, all cut in half 2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tbsp olive oil Salt and …

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Making Jams and Marmalades

  Jams are made from crushed or ground fruit and usually have a thick consistency due to high pectin content. Marmalade is a jelly with pieces of fruit suspended in it. Citrus peel and juice are frequently the basis of marmalade. Preserves contain whole fruit or small pieces of fruit in a thick sugar syrup. Ingredients and their roles Fruit gives the product its …

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