On Monday I did tomato harvesting, which I do every two days right now. They're coming in! I sorted out the most ripe ones and made canned tomato sauce.
These are all small tomatoes, so I clean them in a water with a little baking soda and grind them up thoroughly in the blender. I add: basil, oregano, thyme (from our herb garden), garlic, Worchester sauce, a little canned tomato paste, and salt and pepper.
On my table I have a platter of small red tomatoes, mostly Juliets, Cherry Chocolates, and Red Cherries.
Those photos are AFTER I've removed the tomatoes for sauce.
This morning (Wednesday) I went to pick tomatoes again. And now I have tomato overload! And I won't be at the farmer's market on Saturday, so I won't be selling any, so we must do something with all these tomatoes! I think I have a day of sauce-making in my future.
They are so pretty and golden!
That's a table full of tomatoes! Now I go to sterilize jars and pick herbs.
Great harvest! I noticed a few small green tomatoes on my plants when I got back from Texas. My summer squash also had blossoms. I'm amazed they're doing anything in this soil. Have fun keeping the canning tradition alive and well! :)ReplyDelete
Wowie zowie! I bet your sauce tastes delicious!ReplyDelete
You will be like Harriet the Spy, eating a tomato sandwich for lunch. Better have cake this afternoon, too. (Give me my milk! Give me my cake! Give me my milk and cake!) That's what Harriet says to the cook.
Yes, lots of work but I'm sure it tastes wonderful.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your pizza.
I do love seeing your tomato harvest in full swing! We rarely get much before August 1st! But on July 1st I got two Sungolds :-)ReplyDelete
Pom Pom reminds me of the phenomenon of Tomato Cake, or is it Tomato Bread...? Do you ever make that? I have made the bread. And Tomato Pudding is yummy, if you are getting overwhelmed; but I would cut back the sugar on those southern versions!