Aug 27, 2009
When Life Gives You Tomatoes: Exfoliate!
That's right folks! I'll spare you a photo of it, but after processing some tomatoes earlier today I finally looked in a mirror this afternoon and found that I had tomato seeds dried onto my face! So the exfoliating happened while grabbing a shower before dinner!
I am drowning in tomatoes now, but I think the end is near! When I went out this afternoon I noticed many have leafhopper larvae feasting so they won't be good for anything. I am sick to death of cherry tomatoes! The last potato cage was emptied out by my husband and kids today. I wanted to save this chore for him since it is one of the fun things in the garden and he he missed out on the first two. I am really looking forward to doing a few more varieties next year. The kids were pretty cute telling Daddy "how to do it"...I guess it was fun for them since they obviously paid attention the first time. They kept saying "carefully, Daddy, don't scratch the skins!"
Total for today was 2.04 lbs Rose Finn potatoes, 7 lbs cherry tomatoes, 12 lbs Brandywine & True Black Brandywine tomatoes. Ended up with 1 gal bag of frozen cherry tomatoes, ditched the rest, and 4 pints frozen stewed tomatoes.
I didn't have enough heirlooms to bother with more sauce, so I just stewed them and stowed them in the freezer. The cherry tomatoes I just froze whole, it's really the only way to deal with them. Guess we will be having lots of pasta tossed with cherry tomatoes this winter!
The rest of the day today and tomorrow we will be getting ready for company in the house. This is really only my thing since my husband doesn't see the need for a sparkling aquarium, lawn mowed within 24 hours, bad produce out of the garden, and my obsession for setting candles out in the garden...lol, I am very obsessive, to say the least! My husband is outside right now mowing the lawn in the rain... he was supposed to be off earlier this morning, but in true military fashion, didn't get home until 5 pm. He said "do you still want me to mow, it's sprinkling..." HA! It's now or never, since it is supposed to rain all day tomorrow and Tropical Storm Danny is supposed to visit Saturday. It's a weird kind of rain now anyways, humid with the sun still shining through it...he'll be FINE!