Tuesday, September 6, 2011


There is nothing better than a tomato for your own garden! I have some wonderful memories as a kid, eating cherry tomatoes from the garden in our back yard. They tasted so good. And since I know how good a tomato can and should taste, I have a hard time understanding why people buy tomatoes when they are not in season. They are gross and mealy(from being refrigerated, never refrigerate a fresh tomato) when they are not fresh. Our tomato plants are doing really well this year! It is exciting to actually get produce from our back yard. I feel like we were failures last year. But at the same time, we had no idea what we were doing. Somehow learning how to garden has not been passed on in recent generations. In the spring we had spinach and lettuces. Now we have tomatoes and hopefully some zucchini will make an appearance at some point. Last week between Monday and Friday, this bowl filled up. So this weekend we had a lot of tomatoes to deal with. We made bruschetta with the some of the cherry tomatoes, the rest were roasted and will be made into pesto. And the Roma got blanched and made into sauce. The early girls got roasted and will be eaten on some creamy grits later this week. Next summer I think we need a few more Roma plants so we can have enough to make extra sauce for the winter. Also we need some bigger sized tomatoes, the early girls are just too small. I am already looking forward to the garden next year, and I can only hope Leo will help.

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