The talk all around our area is the “tomato situation.” Some people are not getting any to ripen, others a few, and only a couple of people I’ve talked to feel they’ve gotten a good amount. Most everyone, though, has loads of green tomatoes on the vines just refusing to ripen, including me.
After writing about the tomatoes I was finally getting in and making two batches of Roasted Tomato Sauce, they sort of petered out on me. I’m only getting a small basket every couple days of greenish-pink tomatoes that I bring inside to ripen. I now have about three bowls that look like I could make a batch of salsa with- finally! This is pretty sad for someone who has eighteen tomato plants and is used to canning most of them throughout August and September.
I’m trying not to be stingy- we’re still going to eat them, ’cause there’s nothing like fresh tomatoes- but a part of me wants to toss them all in the freezer until I have enough to can and not let anyone have any. Which is weird…what should I care if we eat them fresh or later canned or frozen? We’re still eating them either way…
So they’re still part of the menu, along with the zucchini, corn, hot peppers, onions, beans, chard, and the romaine lettuce that’s ready this week.
I just love a vegetable garden- even when everything’s not going my way!
Wednesday- BLT’s and corn on the cob
Saturday- Homemade pizza
Sunday- Extended family work day- bring a salad?