Friday, 13 August 2010

It’s good to be home

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We’re home again after three weeks away. We’d planned just a one-week break but had to leave unexpectedly a fortnight earlier because of a sudden death in the family, so after a sad time it’s very cheering to come home to a wonderful harvest of aubergines, peppers and tomatoes, thanks to our neighbour who watered the garden for us. We’ve got a busy weekend ahead now making tomato puree to store for the winter because the Roma tomatoes are just waiting to be picked.





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and two delicious salads

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A Greek salad, left, made with cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, garlic and onions from the garden and feta cheese and black olives. On the right, tomato, Red Marconi pepper and basil salad.

6 comments:

Stefaneener said...

I had a trip like that this summer. The garden was a very nice thing to get back to. I'm so glad you're home -- thank goodness for good neighbors.

Jan said...

Glad you're back safely, and I bet it's so lovely to get back to bowls of salad. I really missed those lunches when I was in the UK.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

We also have great neighbours, I sometimes wonder what I would do without mine! I am making masses of Ratatouille with the surplus tomatoes, peppers and Aubergines. I have to add that this year there are a few beans going into it as well:-)

Would you like some plums? Four trees laden are starting to get the better of me.

Great blog, I will be back. Diane

Yvonne said...

Your photos of the seaside in Wales in summer took me straight back to my childhood holidays ... I can just see, smell and hear the sea front. I was not unhappy there but I so much prefer my life here now. Sorry to hear of your bereavement - it is the most frequent reason for our going back to UK and always a sad experience on many fronts. But welcome back to the glorious harvest and richness in your garden!
Y

Laura Z said...

Now I'm going to have to make a Greek salad too!

Glad I found your blog. We have similar climates except I'm in southern California.

Rosie said...

Your food looks fantastic!