bend wyatt one crop

bend wyatt one crop

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Wyatt's Way

Every couple of days now, we harvest around 70 lbs of tomatoes...
Stanzie says, "Bark Bark!!" " Who planted all those tomatoes?"
(Pleeze send your tomato recipes!! E-mail address below )
Dad is busy making roasted tomato soup.
He cuts 4 pounds of tomatoes in quarters, puts them on a roasting pan with 12 cloves of peeled garlic, 1/4 cup of EVOO (olive oil), 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Then he roasts it in the 500 degree oven for 35 minutes. Meanwhile in a large saucepan, he puts 1/4 cup EVOO, 1 chopped yellow onion and some salt and cooks for 8-10 minutes until the onions are soft. He adds 2 cups of basil leaves and cooks for one more minute. When the tomatoes are slightly cooled from the oven, he adds them to the onion in the saucepan with 2 cups of cold water and cooks for 10 minutes. Add more salt and pepper to taste. Then he purees the tomato mixture in a blender, starting on a slow speed until the mixture is smooth.
This makes 8 cups of the best tomato soup you will ever have!
We freeze it in Tupperware and enjoy it with grilled cheese sandwiches in the winter!
I steal help myself, to at least one tomato per day...
I take it under the Pieris bush, where I keep all my treasures.
What? You have never seen a dog eat a whole tomato?
We also grew these little melons, 'Minnesota Midgets'
They are just getting ripe now.
I give them 2 paws up!

Happy Harvest!

Please send your tomato recipes to:
wyattsriot2010 at gmail dot com      THANK YOU!!


  1. OH thank you!! We picked up a basket of tomatos and that recipe looks perfect!! Can't wait to try it.

  2. We wish we had a tomato recipe to send you. Alas, mom's a recipe dud... We think Frankie's your guy. But anyway, those minnasota midgets are SO cute! Are they like cantaloupes? or honeydews? or a combo? WE, and mom, love melon of all sorts!

  3. Hi Wyatt - that soup sounds absolutely delicious!

  4. Wyatt
    That woasted tomato soop is making my mouf watew and Mommi wed it whoo a jillion times so she would wemembew
    sounds heavenly, you ase a vewy lucky woofie to have all that wondewful fwesh pwodooce
    smoochie kisses

  5. OH I just love tomatoes too! I like the grape or cherry tomatoes cause they are just my size!

    Mom says that your Dads tomato soup sounds devine. Mom says you should save some BEFORE the blender an use it for pasta sauce cause it sounds delicious!


    woos, Tessa

  6. Your tomato recipe sounds just delicious Wyatt. We've picked loads from our greenhouse today. I'll give it a try! Love the cute pics of you with your tomato. You're just soooo adorable. Ros and Oscar

  7. We are hating out lack of tomatoes this year. Many who planted have tons of green ones that won't turn. I love making roasted tomato soup!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  8. After the year of ONE Ripe Tomato... it is soooooo grrrrreat to see so many this year!!!
    I was wondering... why doesn't your dad CAN his tomato soup? I don't have enough freezer space... so I CAN everythingy Possible... I think it would only take 15 mins. in a hot water bath to do the job. My mom always furgets to THAW stuffs.. so canning helps with that one too.. I'm just sayin.
    I'll bet you are right about that being Delicious Tomato Soup... add a grilled cheese sammich and ... HEAVEN.

  9. Oh my goodness that looks incredible. I am so hungry....


  10. Can you send us some tomato soup? We will send you our homemade BBQ sauce :)


  11. Wyatt,
    We are SO glad your tomatoes are turning ruby red and edible! We're going to have to try your recipe.

    My peeps like super fresh tomato sandwiches. (they're not very handy in the kitchen).

    Have fun cooking!

  12. Wow...soup!! What a great idea. Enjoy your tomatoes!!

  13. Mmmmmm that soup sounds amazing! I want to make some now! Hey those Minnsota Midgets are from my state! They also look yummy too!

  14. We love tomatoes just as much as you do, Wyatt!
    Mom has jotted down your recipe and she plans to make it! When we have too many tomatoes that will go to waste, we make fresh tomatoe sauce.

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  15. Grilled cheese sandwiches sound like heaven......I'm not much of an expert on tomatoes.

    Maybe you could make jewellery with them if all else fails? Tomato ecklace and matching earrings anyone?

    Love and licks, Winnie

  16. Mom says this post left her craving a fresh tomatoe sandwich! Shucks... we aint got any maters!!

    Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

  17. That's a lot of tomatoes!!

    They look delicious, are they good eating?

    I love vegetables! Especially carrots :D


  18. Hey Wyatt - so we know that you have "Harvest" covered in this months' PSH ;-)

    That's a bumper crop alright - my mum would be happy with one big bowl (our veggie garden is postage stamp size) and we are thinking of getting our seedlings for this season now.

    Mum is also going to grow zucchinis for the first time this year - paws crossed it will work!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

  19. Wyatt,

    Mom has copied your dad's recipe cuz dat is her favorite kind of soup and her LUVS it wif grilled cheese sandwiches too!
    Da farmer's market dat mom goes to was wiped out of dere tomatoes because of Irene :( but mom is gonna go to another one dis week to buy some.
    Do you use fresh or dried basil or does it matter?

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  20. You are so very lucky!!!! I love living in the mountains but our very short growing season makes tomatoes and most everything, except a few fast growing things, impossible. How I love fresh tomatoes. Eat one for me too, Wyatt!

  21. harroooo new mate! i just adore tomatoes, your soup looks super yummy! play bows,


  22. YUM! YUM!! I have always wanted to make my own tomato soup, but never had a recipe. Now I'll have to order more tomatoes!!

    70 pounds of tomatoes a DAY!! Wow!! Enjoy!

    And thanks for the recipe!

  23. Oooo! The $500 tomato looks yummy! I'll take 10!


  24. One of the reasons I don't grow tomatoes: I have no idea what I would do with them all!

    A suggestion I read on another blog today is to slice them and dehydrate them using a food dehydrator. Then you can store them and use them in dishes all winter long.

  25. Hot diggity dog! That tomato recipe has Mom's mouth watering! I see it in the near future here!


  26. Oh my goodness Wyatt it looks like the tomatoe capital of the world, BOL
    Benny & Lily

  27. we eat tomatoes, too. there is not much we don't eat. can't wait to have a proper garden to hide our very own treasures :)

  28. Mama caught me trying to eat one little Teeny Tiny Tomato off the vine!!! You look like you love them too!! That soup sounds divine!! xoxo Chloe (and LadyBug) too!!

  29. Hi Wyatt, our mouth was watering just reading the tomato soup recipe. Mmmmm. You lucky dog. Have fun in the garden. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  30. The best thing about tomatoes is that they kind of look like a ball - so you can play with your food before you eat it :o)

  31. Whoa. Y'all are really inundated with tomatoes! That soup your Dad makes sound majorly delicious! Yummers! Mom just luvs soup and grilled cheese smammies on a cold day :D Me, I'm always around to help polish off anything named cheese ;)

    No tomato recipes off the top of my head butt Mom says when she needs some cooking inspiration, she often finds it on the foodnetwork site :)

    Waggin at ya Harvest King,

  32. Wow that soup sounds excellent. We'll have to give it a try! Me and my schnauzer brother and sister love picking tomatoes off the vine too. Delicious! Love from Magic x

  33. Yea! They're all red now! I bet the price has gone down a bit, huh? No recipes from me, I just like 'em fresh and cut into thick slices!

  34. I remember how many tomatoes you planted! Love the harvesting of them too--I've made a tomato sauce with carrots, onion, sweet & hot peppers and maybe celery if I have it. Cook it for a bit and then use the immersion blender on it. I freeze the sauce for winter enjoyment.

  35. That sounds so yummy, we think Mom might actually print out this recipe and give it a try! We don't have any tomato recipes, but we sure will be interested to see everyone else's!

    Do you have a chef's hat as well as a sombrero?!

    The Road Dogs

  36. Hey Wyatt!
    Wow, that's a great tomato crop! Green dewclaws for you fur sure. I'm not a huge veggie fan, but that soup sounds yummy! Mom is saying salsa, salsa, salsa!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  37. If wee get tired of eating all dos to-my-toes, cans we play ball wit dem?

  38. Drools!!! That is one amazing tomato soup! Mom says the only tomato soup she ever had comes from a can! You are very lucky, Wyatt! Have a great week ahead!


  39. That soup looks good, but mom didn't look after our toms this year she forgot to water them :0
    Its only cus she don't eat them.
    I'll check in the recipe book when shes not looking there must be a tom recipe in there.
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

  40. Your wonderful soup recipe is on next Sunday's post bike ride lunch menu! It sounds heavenly! Thanks.

  41. Wyatt the tomatoe soup sounds daleicous!

    Sadly we don't have a tomatoe receipe to send.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  42. Yep, now I'm craving some of that soup. Looks delish!!