Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Harvest Monday and Update

I know it's Tuesday, but I got lazy yesterday. I knew I'd have to upload a lot of pictures this week, which should be a good thing, but it takes a long time with blogger. This week brought the influx of tomatoes! It's just started, but tomato season is going to be crazy, I can already tell!

We've had loads of cherry tomatoes, but from the looks of it, they'll be slowing down for a while, I don't see many new blossoms out there.

I tried my first (and second and third) green zebra tomatoes, and I was VERY pleasantly surprised! I was apprehensive about planting them, something about them being green inside didn't make me want to taste them, and they are fantastic!

We got to taste our first "real" tomato also, and we sliced these two up for dinner next to corn on the cob and some venison steaks last night for dinner. Absolutely delicious!
It's kind of a good thing that I waited until today to show my harvest because I get to show what I did with all of these paste tomatoes! Here is dinner tonight! (Or the beginnings of it anyway) My first stab at spaghetti sauce. My husband made it last year, but wasn't thrilled with the results, so we'll see how it goes! It's been fun to have my kitchen smell like this all day!

Here is today's harvest, besides a few of the Margheritas that made their way into the sauce. Some more cherries, two Big Boys, a Caspian pink, a green zebra, and a few Margheritas that didn't make it into the sauce.
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Green Zebra!

All I can say is YUM!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Another Harvest Monday

Welcome Fuat Gencal and Patricia, and thanks for following my blog!

Besides the few cherry tomatoes that Heidi ended up with, here is what we harvested this week.

We picked our first (and second) Margherita hybrid tomato this week, and though it wasn't the BEST tasting tomato I've ever had, it was definitely the best tasting I've had in a WHILE! We were going to put it on a salad, and I talked my husband out of the salad, and we ate the whole thing with a little bit of salt. It could have had another day or so on the vine, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be my favorite for eating. I'm hoping to make sauce out of these later.

We also harvested the first anaheim pepper, but we haven't eaten it or used it in anything yet, so I'll have to remember to document how it tastes later!

Not a lot of garden news. I do have some more ripening romas, and one of my Green Zebras is turning yellow. I've got an eggplant out there the size of a grape tomato, and still no broccoli. Not a lot else is going on. We had a bit of cooler weather that was a nice break from the upper 90s, but we're headed back that direction again! Makes me wonder when I'll ever get some more fruit to set on my tomatoes, because they don't seem to set when it's that hot outside.

Be sure to check out what other people are harvesting at Daphne's Dandelions!