Monday, 3 September 2018

Red Tomatoes, Red Raspberries, Red Apples and Ripe Plums

The marrows and courgettes are still growing well in the garden plot and I have been cooking with them loads, but this week its the tomatoes that have got us excited.  I think its another two weeks and then was distracted with work la
We finally are harvesting them on a daily basis.  
I have made so many dishes with them from Savoury Tomato Clafoutis, Tomato Couscous Tart Tatin and Tomato Date Baklava!
This is a cake stand full of assorted tomatoes and some chilies.
Chillies growing happily.
 The raspberries are starting to come along nicely.  
However, the birds are beating me to them - they are welcome to it, we still have plums dripping from the tree. 
I have given some plums to neighbours and friends, as well as family.
And if the plums were not keeping me busy in the kitchen, the neighbours gave us bag full of eating apples.  I am sharing this post with  Harvest Monday hosted by Dave over Our Happy Acres.  

16 comments:

  1. I would never have thought of tomato baklava! But then I've never had it savory, only sweet. Too bad about the birds getting the raspberries, but I wish I had fruit dripping from my trees! It's been more like a trickle here the last couple of year.

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    1. Tomato Baklava is one of my husbands favourite dishes and I try to make it every year for him, I've even made them into spring rolls style. I got some raspberries today and put them in the freezer as the plums are tumbling down. I hope next year is better for you.

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  2. So you too are going through a Red Phase, Shaheen... There are millions of ways to use tomatoes, aren't there? We never tire of them.

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    1. So good to hear from you Mark. Do hope your well. Yes indeed going through a red phase and going to make the most of it - my husband never tires of them indeed - he would eat them every day if they were homegrown.

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  3. Holy cow those are some big raspberries! And your charming three tiered basket gives me a little tomato envy, I must say. Ours have been slow in coming this year. It has been unseasonably cool and moist. Enjoy all the bounty!

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    1. I didn't notice how big they were until today and I have to agree with you - they are whoppers, I harvested a tub load today and they have gone in the freezer as I cannot keep up with the ripe fruit in the garden at the moment, plums are falling down. We put our tomatoes in late this year, they are finally coming along - hope yours reward you very soon.

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  4. Red, red, red! How lovely. All your tomato dishes sound so delicious. I want to try them all.

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    1. Thank you so much Michelle, I will be blogging some this weekend, others have appeared on the blog before such as the Tomato Date Baklava

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  5. So good to have lots and lots of tomatoes, we can never have too many as they can go into so many dishes or be transformed into so many preserves: tomato date baklava is a new one though for sure!

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    1. Thanks Kathryn.
      I like to enjoy them fresh, but yes transforming them is a great way to enjoy them through the year.

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  6. I am looking forward to the tomato date baklava. Even though I absolutely love tomatoes, I do sometimes need new recipes for them - especially this year. Love the tomatoes in the cake stand.

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    1. I hope you enjoy the tomato baklava Joy, its a fave in our home. Do you have any tomato recipes to share.

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  7. Tomatoes are such a favorite from the garden, and you have loads of them ripening. And your raspberries are just massive. Just seeing your plum tree full of fruit, makes me want to run out and buy a tree.

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    1. Thank you so much Phuong. The plum tress was in the garden when we moved in, I guess it does take a while to establish. Worth it though.

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    1. Thank you Susie. How does your garden grow? I am coming on over now to have a peek.

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