TOMATO TASTING

September 6 → 10:00 am11:30 am

Overblikk Restaurant, UHI Orkney, East Road, Kirkwall

The dust from Mount Hekla’s eruption in Iceland in 1845 had an effect on Orkney.

“The writer remembers the dust so thick on the heather as to dim the bloom, and herdie-boys trudging through the hills after their flocks raised ‘a stoor’. It has been said that the potatoes have never had such a fine flavour, even in a good season, since the disease began in the county.”

John Firth, Reminiscences of an Orkney Parish (1920)

Could rock dust have the same effect on tomatoes? Growers in Orkney and Moray have grown and harvested a selection of tomatoes for you to taste, some fertilised with rock dust and some without. The Senior Phase Skills for Work Hospitality students at UHI Orkney will prepare and serve them for you, the panel, to taste and rate the results.

Ed Bollom, the head gardener at Gordon Castle Walled Garden, Fochabers, will present an overview, with advice too on growing your own. We round off with a simple tomato snack created with home-grown tomatoes.

Numbers limited to 25, booking essential

TO FACE FEARLESSLY EVERY PROBLEM
LIVING ON THE MOON!

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