This summer has easily been our best since moving to this part of the world. Tomorrow, however, things change. So for our last day of sunshine (and in the interest of further research) we walked a local farm in the company of a keen horticulturalist, sampling the produce, not least the dozen or so varieties of tomato grown on site in polytunnels (the gang boss is an Italian national). It seems nonsensical for us to consider growing our own when there’s so much fresh produce available locally. But then why bother to cook when the Quik-E-Mart has a chill cabinet.