timely success

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:
Acorn Squash
Bell Peppers (actually working this year!)
Pimiento peppers
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.


  • Joy Posted August 6, 2009 1:24 am

    The pie looks wonderful! I'm only a wee bit jealous of all your garden loot. Ours is pretty small. I do have a dozen butternut squash ripening right now though. My kids all love acorn squash so I'll have do grow that again next year. I love Naomi's egg story. What a wonderful experience she has growing up with a simple, nature-filled life. 🙂

  • Kallie Posted August 6, 2009 1:54 am

    and you didn't tell me about the millions of tomatoes that you harvested. Why in the world did you even go to the farmer's market? You have a bounty of veggies in your own backyard! The urban homesteaders do it once again!

  • school house oils Posted August 6, 2009 2:38 pm

    Come and get some! & what can I say? Drew's obsessed with produce…

  • naqahdahnellie Posted August 6, 2009 9:09 pm

    I made your tomato pie tonight, and it's fantastic! It tastes like pizza! Although, I had no crusts, and really didn't want to be bothered to make one, so I just made it crust-less. Even my husband likes it, and he doesn't normally eat tomatoes. Thanks!!

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