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It’s harvesting time!

The tomatoes were slow to ripen but the sunshine of the past 10 days has brought a quickness to their ripening.  I was very ambitious this year and planted 6 different varieties!!!!  I must have been mad.

The lovely golden cherry ones were the first to ripen and the red are just ripening.

We’ve also got lots of peas and beans this year.

So as always happens when the harvest is coming quick and fast, you get inventive!Tomato & Bean Salad

We’ve naturally enough been barbecuing all through this glorious weather.  Just throw something on, make a few salads and a delicious meal is ready.

This was one of those ‘inventions’ that comes about from what’s coming in from the garden.


  • Handful of Runner Beans and French Beans
  • Handful of tomatoes – I used 2 or 3 of 4 different varieties – just because I could 🙂
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons French Dressing.


I know crazy having a method to this!

However, I blanched the runner beans for about 2 minutes in boiling water – just to soften them – and then ran icy cold water over them.  (We’re not too found of the texture of runner beans in this house, but if you’re OK with it, you could skip this and have them raw).

I left the French Beans raw which gave that nice crunch that salads need.

Chop everything into whatever size you like….. season…. drizzle over the French dressing.

So simple, so fresh, so delicious!

Enjoy. 🙂

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