Monday, August 25, 2008

Tomato Season


sometimes seems as if it will never come, especially with a cool, rainy Summer such as this has been. Nine pounds (8.98, to be precise) may seem like a lot at once, but after slow roasting half, and making Ratatouille with the rest, I may have to get a few more by Friday. Oh, yeah, Gazpacho: make that maybe five pounds more.

11 comments:

FranIAm said...

Lovely!

With too much rain, our tomato garden did not do well. However, I am enjoying what we have, making lots of tomato salads.

I am not a big ratatouille person and I while I love gazpacho, I have never made it.

Crimson Rambler said...

mmmm-hmmmmm....gazpacho...it IS that time again, isn't it?

it's margaret said...

yummmmm! --had my first home-grown hanover tomato here --best tomato I've had in years.

yours look really really good.

pj said...

Our tomatoes (we only had two plants) kept being eaten by groundhogs. Next year we have to be more serious and make a real garden.

However, I bought a whole bunch of local (New Jersey is sort of local) plum tomatoes the other day, and they are just as sweet as can be. We do a simple salad with cubanelle peppers, fresh garlic, olive oil and oregano. (My husband grew up eating that every summer.) Mmmm.

Pagan Sphinx said...

We've been devouring local organic tomatoes from the organic stand just down the road. And native sweet corn.
And peaches. What a season!

Kirkepiscatoid said...

Yeah! Gazpacho! The queen of cold foods during "cold food season"!

Johnieb, you know one of the sure fire ways to know if someone is old enough to have been from the era where not everyone had A/C? Those of us who grew up w/o A/C eat cold food for supper almost exclusively in July/Aug/and early Sept. We cook when we have to and eat the leftovers cold, or eat more salads, fresh garden stuff, etc. I loooooove gazpacho!

johnieb said...

Yeah, except we started in mid-May and went all the way through September: no cooking after 10:00am. I like biscuits and cornbread cold almost as much as hot, plus things like Pinto beans, which my Daddy loved cold, and all kinds of meats--chops, chicken, fried steak, and the garden and peaches and figs and Blackberries.

You did know not to get me started, didn't you?

Kirkepiscatoid said...

I love cold pinto beans and cold cornbread! I even like leftover cold corn on the cob. When I cook corn on the cob, I actually immediately throw some in the fridge after taking it out. It holds the butter better that way...

Anonymous said...

johnieb --you doing okay? --you haven't posted in awhile. just checking.

--it's margaret (leaveitlay)

Grandmère Mimi said...

Luscious. Our tomatoes from the garden are finished. They were yummy this year, because we had a dry spell, and they were full of flavor instead of water.

pj said...

Yo Johnieb! Where you at?