Kitchen Garden

YOU SAY TOMATO

You see them all the time in the supermarkets… nicely shaped, ruby red, similarly sized, perfectly presented and packaged. Some are UK grown (depending on the time of year, of course), others are incomers from Holland and Spain.

The humble tomato – so often delightful to gaze upon, less exciting to the taste buds when mass-produced to superstores’ rigid regulations.

“It all began serenely enough in the spring with a tiny

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