‘It’s difficult to think of anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato’, Lewis Grizzard
Diving headfirst (quite literally) into our first ever Purton House veg bag, we surfaced with a wide array of Rowie’s lovingly grown goodies. Bright, crisp salad leaves, slender stems of wet garlic and, most definitely, the best UK grown tomatoes we have ever tasted.
Firm yet tender to touch, perfectly round and ripe, just the right amount of juicy and sublimely sweet. These tomatoes are an absolute world away from the sad, insipid and downright tasteless toms we find in the supermarkets.
A simple bruschetta recipe
Knocking up a simple bruschetta is a great way to enjoy tomatoes at their peak of ripeness – and a crisp Country Levain makes an excellent bruschetta base.
Roughly chop a couple of tomatoes per person and mix together with some red onion, finely chopped garlic and basil. Add a splash of balsamic vinegar, a glug of olive oil and season generously. Lightly toast some slices of sourdough bread and slather the mixture on top of the warm bread.