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Winter Warming Tomato Soup

If like us you’ve been busy growing your own over the summer and have bumper haul of tomatoes (or even if you haven’t and you go out and buy some), we thought we’d share our favourite tomato soup receipe with you, perfect for the colder Autumn months and we think it tastes better than the tinned version!

  • 3 lb ripe Tomatoes
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 1 Large Carrot
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato Puree
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Puree
  • 2 pinches dried mixed herbs or fresh if available
  • 3/4 pint Vegetable Stock or Chicken Stock
  • Knob of Butter/Margarine Continue reading
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Splendid – Fireworks Musiculaire

Firework Night Local DisplayIf you have very excited children, desperate to make the most of firework night, and you’re wondering what to do to make it fun. Have a look in your local paper or have a quick look online to see what’s going on near you.

This evening we had a fantastic time at a local village firework display. That may make it sound a small affair but it really wasn’t. A playing field, a few fairground stalls and rides, a BBQ, some mulled wine and hot chocolate and 20 minutes of spectacular fireworks to music. Our 2 year old and 5 year old absolutely loved it – well until 10 minutes in when the 2 year old changed their mind and fell asleep!!!

Last year we had fireworks in the garden and it was great. However it cost about 5 times as much as a trip to the local event, the main firework (a twenty-oner apparently) only managed a fizzle and we had to feed 10 people. It was a lot of fun but jumping in the car and spending an hour on a mild autumn evening was much simpler and had a great community feel.

I’m sure there’s an event near you so don’t be fooled that fireworks in the garden is the only or easy option. There’s lots of firework fantastic, community fun to be had out there.

P.S. If anyone’s anywhere near West Oxfordshire around November 5th next year, take a visit to Long Hanborough Fireworks to Music. They’re something special!

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