Tomatoes are a delicious and welcome sign that summer is here!
And they crop right through until the first frosts of autumn.
Anyone who has tried home-grown / veg box tomatoes will know their flavour and texture is vastly superior to standard supermarket tomatoes.
This is because the home-grown / veg box are left to ripen on the plant, rather than being picked too early, ripened artificially and then transported for days or even weeks, in cold storage. That’s why supermarket tomatoes often have a “floury” texture.
Read on for tips on storing, ripening and skinning, and for our brand new selection of recipes for: