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Lasagna with Aubergines and Tomatoes


Heather gardens provide a rich tapestry of purples and greens during the autumn and winter months and look good all year round making them an excellent choice for gardeners wanting some seasonal interest in beds and borders. These low level, evergreen plants need little in the way of maintenance and provide a wonderful natural environment for wildlife, bees and birds. They can be planted in large swaths in the garden or alternatively in tubs or window boxes where they can be treated as temporary residents and replaced in spring when they have stopped fl owering. The soil type will govern the types of heather you can successfully grow and as a general and simple rule the Winter or Spring fl owering varieties will grow on acid or slightly alkaline (chalky) soils whereas the Summer fl owering cultivars require a lime (chalk) free acidic soil. Winter/Spring fl owering heathers are the families labelled as Erica carnea, Erica x darleyensis and Erica Erigena – all of which cope with most soil types.


The Calluna vulgaris family, fl owering in the Summer and late Autumn require an acid soil and a lighter soil structure so that their fi ne roots can penetrate the soil easily. Plant heathers in open, sunny locations and make sure that the foliage is resting on the ground and no part of the root ball is showing above ground. Water twice a week for the fi rst few months to help strong growth. After a couple of seasons the plants can take care of themselves.


For companion planting you may like to think about some grasses that provide lovely textural contrasts or buxus balls that give structure and can sit within the fl ow of the heather. You can also fi ll any gaps with spring-fl owering crocuses, dwarf irises or miniature narcissi such as ‘Tete-a-Tete’. As spring is a few weeks away just yet, here are some expert tips of what to put on your January gardening ‘to do’ list. In January, your garden could need protecting from frosts, gale-force winds and heavy rain. Check stakes, ties, fl eeces and other supports for damage and consider moving plants to sunnier positions to maximise light. Don’t forget to keep feeding the birds, food is scarce for them over winter. You can also start planning this year’s vegetable plot. Royal Horticultural Society Protect any tender herbs from frost. January and February are usually the coldest months. Bay, myrtle, olive and French lavender can be brought undercover, or near the house if in containers, or covered in fl eece in situ. Put a cloche over thyme you use for cooking and it will stay leafi er. Prune wisteria and grape vines if they have not been done already. On any frost-free days, plant bare root or container trees, shrubs, hedging, fruit bushes and canes. The National Herb Centre Birds need a range of food provided in different ways and kept as clean as possible. Water is just as important as natural resources freeze up - create a pond or water feature and make sure birdbaths stay ice-free (a fl oating ball does the job, and if it freezes take the ball out to leave a hole). RSPB


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Serves 4 CIRIO La Classica Sieved Tomatoes (540g – 1 bottle) 1 kg of Lasagna pasta 1 litre of bechamel 300 grams of grated Parmesan cheese 2 aubergines 1 onion, chopped 5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil Basil, pepper and salt


‘Meat Free


and simple to cook recipes’


1 Cut aubergines into slices about 1⁄2 cm. and sauté in a pan previously heated with olive oil for 2 minutes. 2 Prepare the tomato sauce: put the rest of olive oil in a pan, the fi nely chopped onion, salt, pepper basil and the smooth Cirio Sieved Tomatoes.


3 Coat a baking tray with oil and spread a layer of dry lasagna. Cover with a layer of aubergine, some bechamel, some tomato sauce and the grated Parmesan cheese. Keep it going like this until the last layer of lasagna is included.


4 Bake in oven for 13 minutes at 200° (Gas Mark 6) Tuscan Soup


Serves 4 CIRIO Passata Rustica (700 ml – 2 x 350g jars) 350 grams of stale bread without salt 1 litre of vegetable stock 2 cloves of garlic Extra virgin olive oil to taste Basil 1 teaspoon of sugar Salt


1 Cut the bread into 8 thin slices, toast them for a few minutes. Let them cool and then rub them with peeled garlic cloves.


2 Arrange the slices of bread in a crock pot or pan, pour over the Cirio Passata Rustica and vegetable stock, so as to cover them; add salt and a teaspoon of sugar and cook over low heat for 40/50 minutes to evaporate the liquid.


3 Stir occasionally. 4 Once cooked, serve into soup plates or individual bowls, drizzle with plenty of olive oil and basil leaves. If you wish, you can add chilli powder or fresh ground pepper.


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