An essential trip to Perry Bridge for tomatoes

Tomato sauce is an essential for my younger daughter’s family.  I make the sauce which has become the firm favourite for the family.  We had been hoping to get sauce tomatoes from the local greengrocer but the price was a bit expensive.  We have been fortunate in previous years to get our tomatoes from a…

More activity linked to gardening.

Part of the love of gardening is the enjoyment to be had from the fruits of your labour.  When vegetables and fruit ripen and flowers and bushes bloom you can take the time to enjoy your hard work. We have had a great crop of tomatoes this year but I only planted the tiny tomatoes,…

Sauce time

This year I almost missed out on making my tomato sauce.  The place where we usually buy our sauce tomatoes wasn’t in operation so I had to find another source.  Fortunately I was able to buy a box of saucing tomatoes at the local greengrocer.  Crisis averted.  Our younger daughter’s partner is a great lover…

This season’s last batch

Today i made my last batch of tomato sauce for the season.  The next door neighbour will be the recipient of this sauce as he provided the tomatoes. I have run out of sauce bottles and went to the four thrift shops in Bairnsdale to see if they had any bottles for preserves but they…

Tomato relish instead of sauce.

Last year I made loads of tomato sauce and this year I have also made sauce but not quite as much.  Today for a bit of a change I made relish instead. The recipe was from Margaret Fulton’s Encyclopaedia of Food and Cookery We have had this book since 1983 and it still gets referred to…