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Amazing Tomatillos! YouCanGrowThat!

This year for the first time we are growing tomatillos at Sow and So. We are big fans of Mexican cuisine and I have been eagerly¬†anticipating making my own salsa verde. Green Fruits Tomatillos (Physalis Philadelphica) are part of the nightshade family, bearing small round green fruits which are surrounded by an inedible paper-like husk.…

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A fan-trained fig tree, You can grow that!

Our fan-tastic fig tree Four years ago my brother gave us a very small (and rather desperate looking) fig tree in a ridiculously small pot. To be honest, the word tree is stretching it a bit. It was more of a dead-looking stick with a green shoot emerging out of the soil right next to…

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Homemade Roasted Tomato Sauce

This is a foolproof roasted tomato sauce recipe. Once you’ve tasted it, you will never want to go back to ready made pasta or pizza sauce again. One thing though – use good quality tomatoes. Last time I bought a kilo of cheap non-organic tomatoes because the organic ones were so¬†incredibly expensive but I regretted…

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