There was no gallivanting this weekend . Having got hold of kilos of huge , very tasty vine tomatoes , I set about slow-roasting them and freezing them in batches of 10-12 halves per pack . Fabric , Paper , Thread at http://www.fabricpaperthread.blogspot.com/ had suggested in her blog a couple of weeks ago that a few of these , thrown into a suitable quantity of chicken broth with a jollop of cream , made a light and delicious tomato soup . And it does ! Plate-lickingly good , especially if you can throw some basil into the blender too . Sieving is a good idea if you're not keen on pips .
That kept me fairly tied to the house . That and an inability to stop sneaking another roasted tomato half when no-one was looking .
But I sat in a comfortable chair , listened to Ian Rankin's "The Falls "on audiocassette and knitted ..... not these bobble hats
for the Innocent Smoothie Big Knit. Yes , I know these have buttons and bows instead of pompoms but how many pompoms can you make in a row without running amok ?
Now for the next batch of both tomatoes and hats .