Because we have a seasonal climate, we are unable to produce crops steadily throughout the year: sometimes there’s loads and other times there’s very little to harvest from the garden. And so, we preserve… those courgettes that we are sick and tired of in August will be welcome in our hearty soup in December, when the days of glut are a distant memory.
So, this week I have been preparing for winter by stocking the freezer with soup – carrot and courgette and mulligatawny (see pictures above) – and passata made from oven roasted tomatoes.
Now, I look in the freezer and can savour the prospect of all sorts of goodies through the winter:
And as soon as I can manage to collect a load of apples from Perkin, I will be bottling those like mad too.