I find it difficult to contain my excitement about growing things. I never thought it was something that I could do, but along with making chutney and mincemeat, it seems that with a little care, and following some instructions it can be done.
I am terribly impressed with my forest of two tomato plants which are making a bid to completely take over the patio. Luckily my neighbours kindly kept an eye on them while we were away, and we came back to mini tomatoes! I am not quite sure how to make them turn red - just wait?
It feels like cheating a little bit to mention our pear tree, since we have had nothing at all to do with the fact that it is bearing fruit, but I was very excited to start picking pears at the weekend. They are rock hard at the moment but should hopefully start to ripen in the back room of our house which gets a lot of sun. I'm wondering about making this gluten free pear crumble with them, but I also remember my Mum making fantastic chocolate pear puddings when I was small, as well as amazing pear chutney...
Specimen Days by Michael Cunningham
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