Tag: tomatoes

Onions for a wing-warming

Over many months the extension to the house has crept up the hill. It's on the other side of the valley, so we've been watching progress. And wondering what the neighbours, slowly encroached upon, have been thinking. Am not sure if any of the encroached-upon were there the other night, when she had her wing-warming. … Continue reading Onions for a wing-warming

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Meals for tired people: tuna & tomato sauce

Rather than being about eating seasonally, this blog has of late been more about rustling up meals in reasonable time from at-hand ingredients. Years ago, in London, I used to joke about reading Martha Gellhorn’s Pretty tales for tired people on the tube, because the title seemed so apt for commuters. Maybe nowadays it’s a … Continue reading Meals for tired people: tuna & tomato sauce

March 7th: tomato soup, beef stew, nectarine tart

Autumn ...dinners ... mushrooms and pumpkin, the colours of falling leaves transposed to the table. Although, with friends coming to dinner yesterday & my mind a blank at the planning stage, neither pumpkin nor mushrooms featured. I realised afterwards that I fell back on old familiar dishes from the time when I lived in the … Continue reading March 7th: tomato soup, beef stew, nectarine tart