Although my tomatoes this year have been a great disappoinment, a few of the big, bulgy Brandywine's (that' the name of the variety) have produced spectacular fruit. Their outstanding quality comes, apart from their size and shape, from the thin skin and small seeds which, when seen in cross section, are as delicate as stars on a clear night. And they taste as good as they look. Some compensation for a sparse crop.
The golden trumpets of courgettes flowers are a joy to see among the spreading leaves.
Tonight's evening meal: Slices of cold brisket of beef with potato croquettes, sauteed courgettes and french beans dressed in olive oil.