Friday, July 20, 2007

Bounty


Mother Nature's bounty is plentiful this season. This enormous bowl of tomatoes, mostly "Porter" were begging to be picked yesterday. They are small - in between cherry tomato and roma tomato size. I'd never grown this variety before, and the first ones of the vine were unremarkable, but they are wonderful in a tomato salad - a little to soft for pico de gallo as Jeff discovered. Last night I discovered that they make fabulous stewed tomatoes - I parboiled and skinned them and mixed them with sauteed onions and garlic and herbs and froze them and they were sweet and meaty and delicious. I also picked the first of our "Bonnie" tomatoes, but have yet to taste them. I had two helpers while harvesting yesterday!