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Vegetables at Downside – tomatoes, sticcoli, squash, kale and lovage

Tomatoes There really is nothing like the taste of home-grown tomatoes.  Part of the reason for this is that, unlike other fruits, say apples or bananas, they stop producing the volatile flavour-giving molecules once they have been chilled.  The reddening and softening process continues but the flavour does not develop...
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James Wong on why we dislike coriander

James Wong wrote an interesting article in “The Observer” on 12th June explaining why some of us dislike coriander (it is in our genes, apparently!). He suggests Tagetes minuta, also known as Peruvian black mint as an alternative.  The minuta bit refers to the flowers – the plant is huge...
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