Here’s what we’ve been up to…
harvesting tomatoes. We’ve had nearly 20-30 pounds per week. They seem to be literally coming out our ears
this means we’ve canned a lot. Here is a list of recipes for delicious tomato-y goodies.
& I made the tomato pie I talked about in this post.
We were all pretty impressed. Having never eaten Tomato Pie before, we were all a little unsure but it’s definitely going into the archive for future use & perfect with Old Mill of Guilford’s perfectly creamy polenta. What would I change? I would soften the onions a tad by sauteeing a bit before mixing into the topping & I might decrease the temperature & bake just a smidge longer. It also took FAR longer than I think any reasonable meal should take, but there are measures you could take to fix that, like a made ahead crust, blanching the tomatoes to peel, having grated cheese on hand…ah, a life of convenience.
We’ve also been getting about 3 eggs a day & they’re delicious. Naomi LOVES the collection process…& the peeling of those we hard boil. She made a discovery after letting 2 roll off the counter, “Mom! There are eggs in BOTH the eggs!”
Other things from the garden:
Bell Peppers (actually working this year!)
Corn (sort of shotty, but entertaining)
Honey–about 4.5 gallons this year, hurrah!
*disclaimer. all these successes are entirely dependent on Drew. I haven’t participated in this year’s garden much. I only take credit for the Tomato Pie.