Halve your tomatoes. Pile into a bowl with a pinch of salt. Get your hands in there and give the tomatoes a scrunchy mix till some of the tomatoey juices start to come out. Chill in the fridge till ready to serve.
DID YOU KNOW? If you happen to be sprayed by a skunk (let’s hope that doesn’t happen), a bath in tomato juice is said to get rid of the stinky smell.
A crown for your feast
We’ve thrown in a packet of bay leaves so you can make your very own Roman laurel wreath to wear for your Roman feast.
To make: use a hole puncher to punch two holes in each leaf. Thread them through the string that came with your box. Once it’s full of leaves, tie it around your head to wear like a crown.
No hole puncher? Use sticky tape or a stapler to attach them to your box string or cut a thin strip of cardboard from your box to fashion into a crown, which you can attach your leaves to.
To make several laurel wreaths, trace the fresh leaves onto paper. Colour in and cut out until you have enough leaves to crown all your family and friends.
The Romans use to wear these to celebrate victory, be it after winning a battle or a sporting event.