and isn’t the little gathering basket gorgeous? Beloved Husband made that a while ago from some of our willows (sallies) from our “sally gardens”… he has been commissioned to make many of these, as soon as the willows are harvested, for our shop. They really are incredibly useful, from gathering blackberrries, eggs, tomatoes… or as often happens in our house… dolls or lego!!
Using our tomatoes:
I made a tomato and cucumber salad and dressing a la Sophie (merci mon ami!!) The dressing was liberal amounts of olive oil, balsamic vinegar (oh holy moly, I use Llwellyns Irish Cider Balsamic Vinegar, and I could drink it from the bottle- actually, I have, for scientific purposes you understand – it is truly divine) and some basil… delicious…
I chopped up some bell peppers, courgette, tomatoes, ginger, onion, and garlic, stir-fried, and doused in a good soy sauce, and of course some cider vinegar. Beloved ‘Ubby made the brown bread, (he has been closely watching my mother make hers when he gets the chance) which was the perfect accompaniment.