Each year, the end of summer brings with it a much welcomed glut of cherry tomatoes from our garden. These large, unruly plants tell us that our time together is nearing an end for another year, by offering branches drooping with red fruit. We’ve been eating them for months, but now there are so many that we can’t keep up and I’m a little bit into preserving, I love the flavours and textures you get when you do something a little different with your home grown produce. This year I have a dehydrator so they’re going to become crispy little ‘red lollies’ as my 3 year old calls them. I wrote a fun little ode to our dear friends, the humble, cherry tomato. An ode to cherry tomatoes My dearest tiny tomatoes You shine brilliantly in the morning sun The rays filtering through your beautiful leaves Your branches full of lush fruit Enticing with your rosy glow You happily sit on the bench Waiting to be sliced Chatting away in little groups of three or four You sit in the dehydrator Looking a little shrivelly But still happy You come together with some olive oil To rest a while Before joining us for a meal together See you again next year my tiny friends <3 What’s your favourite dried tomato recipe?