Stormy Autumn

The recent easterly winds have blown in the surf along this stretch of the South Cornish coast these last few days, quite stormy indeed, but lovely to see. The air is warm and the sun is golden today however and things have calmed down a bit. Time to sit in the garden with a cuppa and a hunk of banana and walnut loaf. Also time to use up the the last of the seasons tomatoes which have ripened on the window sill. The skins are tough but the flesh is fine. Cut in half, roasted for about an hour with a drizzle of olive oil, black pepper and sea salt. I also put in a bulb of homegrown garlic just chopped in half, the roasting will bring out its sweetness. Roast until bubbling and slightly blackened on their edges, scoop out the flesh, squeeze the garlic out of their husks and either blend or use as a chunky and very versatile sauce. It freezes really well for later use.

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