Bank Holiday Projects

Bank Holiday Project and Sunshine Juice

I’m writing this after a beautifully sunny bank holiday spent in the garden building a new growing area and experimenting with a new recipe.

For the past couple of years, I’ve been pretty frustrated that the trays I have don’t fit on my windowsill or the mini greenhouse, so today was the day to build what I’ll call a growing tower!

It might be pretty empty now, but after a couple of coats of paint, I’m sure I’ll have no problems filling the shelves!

I also tried another way of using up a glut of tomatoes: sunshine juice! (OK, it might just be tomato juice made with yellow tomatoes, but sunshine juice sounds so much better!).

Really simple to make, here’s the recipe (makes two glasses):


  • 450g tomatoes (cut in half, but don’t bother if using cherry tomatoes).
  • Small onion cut into quarters
  • Salt & Pepper to season


  1. Put all the ingredients in a pan, add a splash of water and bring to the boil.
  2. Allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring regularly.
  3. Once the tomatoes have boiled down, pour into a sieve over a jug. Use the back of a spoon to push all of the juice through.
  4. Allow to cool and serve with a splash of Worcestershire Sauce.


Using yellow tomatoes made the juice sweeter than normal, and it passed the “would I make it again” test, so why not give it a go!

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