September 6th 2013
Last week I went to help Audrey water her brother’s allotment in Acton, while he was on holiday. Allotments (Community Gardens) are small vegetable gardens, made by subdividing a larger piece of land. Gardeners have to pay an annual membership/rental fee for the use of their plot and have to agree to abide by the allotment rules.
This was of course a very good excuse for a picnic. Audrey made some delicious lemon hummus, we picked a few ripe tomatoes,
and the first piece of my Barcelona Chorizo de Bellota.
As we were finishing the picnic, Audreys brother arrived (back from France), with his wife, children and next door neighbour. So instead of doing the gardening, we ended up drinking a couple of bottles of wine!
Luckily I still got to go home with a couple of cucumbers, a few tomatoes, onions and potatoes, a bunch of grapes, rocket and some purple basil.
Suddenly it all got dark and we had to find our way out…
I made the most amazing pizza the next day (recipe here), with the fabulous chorizo, tomatoes and purple basil.