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Summertime Curse

June 27th, 2007 at 07:39 am

No it's not the mosquitoes...

TOO many tomatoes!

What was my husband thinking?? The little natural science major inside him delights in the growth of plants. But the farmer's wife here grunts at the practicality of processing the fruits of his labor.

OK, enuff philosophizing.

Below in the foreground are the broccoli (spent and by the way, this species is a dog, way too little edible parts for the work and size of the plant), and the left background is the tomato jungle. There must be a 100 green ones in there.

So for those who think this is a blessing, feel free to come by in a few weeks and take a bag. Otherwise, send tomato preserving recipes. But note:

~I don't like em stewed
~I am not willing to can them
~They are not going to be boiled down into sauce, are you kidding :-/
~I chopped and froze some last year to use in the slow cooker later, mildly successful, but there are still too many

3 Responses to “Summertime Curse”

  1. fern Says:

    Lucky you. With more and more news lately about all kinds of bad stuff finding its way into our food supply, i value homegrown organic food more and more each day.

  2. baselle Says:

    Dried, and smother some in olive oil. Forget the sun, a slow oven works just as well. Are the tomatoes heirloom, open pollinated? If so, save some of the seeds for next year.

  3. scfr Says:

    I'm green with envy! What lovely plants! Say ... I have some scrawny little tomato plants in my yard that I just don't know if they are going to grown or ever bear fruit ... Would you like to trade?Wink

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