Friday, August 22, 2008

maybe I should go to La Tomatina

During the last half hour of G-tot's nap today I went out and picked some veggies from our garden. Cucumbers, green peppers, jalapeños, and tomatoes. Good God the tomatoes. I had to go back for a third container I have so many tomatoes. And I'm not talking about big beefsteak tomatoes either. I'm talking little 1–2 inch Cherry & Golden Pear tomatoes along with some Romas.

Need proof? Here's a picture of what I picked just now. The cukes, peppers, and Romas are in the basket. The two bowls are all Cherry & Golden Pear (with the exception of a few jalapeños).

This is not an accumulation of several days harvest. Trust me, there are many more on the counter & in the fridge (cukes & japs only in the fridge) that I picked the other day. Nope, this it just what I could pick in that 30 minute window before G-tot woke up. The gallon of milk is there just for a size comparison. Everyone knows how big a gallon of milk is, right?

It's not like we planted a ton of tomato plants either. Just six. Two of each variety. Now I need to figure out what to do with all of them.

Does anybody have any good tomato recipes?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Shades said...

God, I love tomatoes! I miss the days when the family had a garden! I didn't get any tomatoes grown this year...still thinking about it for fall, though... man... I would love an overabundance of such!

❉ pixie ❉ said...

dad—Look at you, telling ME the internet is a good place to look for information. How technologically advanced of you. :)

shades—Too bad you don't live closer. You'd be welcome to my crop anytime.

Kiki said...

They look great.

Everyday Food from Martha Stewart has a couple of great suggestions from when your harvest is bountiful.

just beth said...

Make salsa! It's easy and with all the different kinds and colors, it would be awesome. I did that once back when we lived in L.A., and it was delicious. But I don't remember how so I can't give you a recipe, so mostly I'm no help at all.

xo

b.