Anyone who has read this blog before will not I'm not much of a cook. I don't like it and I'm no good at it. A baking session leaves me stressed out and totally exhausted, and back ache from stading up soooo long. But, and it's a big but, I do enjoy cooking with my own produce, and there's a lot of it about at the moment. This is just the tomatoes! I always grow too many. When I'm sewing the seeds, I put one in a pot, plus another in case the first doesn't germinated. And they all do. Having grown them, I am totally unable to despatch any unwanted to the compost bin. You can't give them away here, because everyone grows them. As a result I always plant too many and end up with this many tomatoes. But in my defense, we throw very few away.
There's a few split ones here, because it was very dry then rained a lot. But they're all good. Some have gone into passata, but some have been turned into Tomato Jam.
I have made tomato jam for a few years now, but none has ever set before. This one though, set a treat and is also delicious. I made it from this recipe.
I also made some Marrow and Ginger Jam, which again is delicious
Here they all are happily getting along together!