Pasta Sauce and Pie Filling


| 9/14/2018 9:58:00 AM


farm signI always have more tomatoes than I know what to do with. Every spring, I always say to myself, "I am only going to plant 4 vines." But then you get the little extra plants growing because it is impossible to put just one tomato seed into a peat pot.

I can't bare to throw out a plant. So I carefully re-pot all of the little extras and baby them along telling myself, "I can give all of these away to friends." Then planting time comes and I look at all the vines trying to pick out the best ones, and they all look so strong and healthy and I wind up planting them all. Fifteen plants this year — all loaded with tomatoes.

tomato plants

So, now harvest time is upon us and I am over run with fruit. I fry it green. I eat it ripe with cottage cheese, in sandwiches, just with salt.

I cook it in soups, sauces, quiche. I make salsa and relish.



I give it away to friends. I send it to work with Greg for the break room. And still the lovely ripe bounty keeps coming.