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Celebrate British Tomato Week 2015

One of the easiest and most fun things to grow in your garden are tomatoes. Every year we have half a dozen or so tomato plants in pots and on our very small veg plot, there’s nothing nicer than picking a still warm and very ripe tomato from the vine and gobbling it down. Tomatoes are a great thing to grow with kids, helping them to make the connection between plant and plate.

This year British Tomato Week falls on the 18th-24th May 2015. British Tomato Week is a celebration of all things tomato, and why not. Tomatoes are such a versatile ingredient and are one of my most favourite things to cook with, one of my favourite things to do is roasted tomatoes which you can eat in their unctuous roasted form, or blitz up into a gorgeous sauce for pasta and the like.

tomato week

To celebrate British Tomato Week, I have teamed up with food growing specialists, Seed Pantry and cooked up a lovely giveaway. One green fingered winner will receive a Heritage Tomato Seed Kit from Seed Pantry (the prize is pictured below). The kit includes a variety of tomato seeds including Outdoor Girl, Marmande and Ailsa Craig and are perfect for the patio, small gardens and allotments.tomato weekTo enter this lovely competition in celebration of British Tomato Week, the simply complete the Rafflecopter widget below. You have until the end of British Tomato Week to enter this great green fingered giveaway – good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms & Conditions:

1. The competition is open to residents of the UK only.
2. There is no cash alternative offered.
3. To enter, please use the rafflecopter widget above. Please ensure you leave some contact details or I will not be able to contact you if you win.
4. The winner will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries. The winner will receive a Heritage Tomato Seed Box.
5. The competition will close on 24th May 2015.
6. The winner will be asked to provide a full UK postal address with postcode for delivery purposes.
7. Address details will be passed onto an agency to post the prize out to the winner, and is therefore beyond my control. I cannot be held responsible for prizes being lost in the post although I will endeavour to liaise with the agency.
8. HodgePodgeDays decision is final in all matters relating to this competition.

Ready for School with Ready Brek Easy Sachets Porridge

Autumn is here and there’s a definite nip in the air. I want to send my boys out for their busy days with something warm in their bellies, something which will give them energy and keep them full and fuelled until lunchtime. Ready Brek are launching two new flavours which are part of their easy sachets range. They sent me both flavours for us to try, their new gingerbread and chocolate flavours as well as the traditional original porridge.

The Ready Brek Easy Sachets are very simple to make up, just tip the sachet and the required amount of milk into a bowl and microwave for 90 seconds. It’s really quick and easy, ideal for busy mornings and the race to get ready and out of the house without being late for work or school. Cards on the table, I’m not a porridge fan but the boys are, so I had two very willing expert testers and I even dipped my spoon in to sample.

Ready Brek Easy Sachets

Chocolate flavour – this was an all round big hit, it’s tasty Ready Brek but chocolate flavour. It’s delicious and feels more like a treat than a porridge. The boys loved this, even I finished my bowl, which shows just how moreish the chocolate flavour is.

Gingerbread flavour – The boys liked the gingerbread, it wasn’t too gingery for the small boy and it had a delicate ginger flavour. I think this is the perfect porridge for autumn and the run up to Christmas. Personally this wasn’t gingery enough for me, but I like a strong, strong ginger flavour, for me this would be excellent with a little drizzle of stem ginger syrup.

The Original flavour – This is the traditional Ready Brek we all remember from our childhoods. The flavour and consistency haven’t changed, it’s just much, much quicker to make. They boys variously enjoyed theirs plain, or with a dollop of jam, a drizzle of honey, or a spoon of nutella. I like that with the original you can dress it up whichever way you like.

I like that a warm, tasty breakfast is so quick and easy to conjure up, and I like knowing that the boys are leaving the house in the morning with something warm inside them, which should hopefully set them up for the day.