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