Tomato Harvest 2011
So many tomatoes! What to do with them all?
This roasted tomato recipe called for one pound of tomatoes, I used two. I also used two more pounds to make as a topping for risotto. Now I only have six pounds left, not to mention the ripe tomatoes on my plants waiting to come inside. Believe me, this is not a complaint- really! There is such satisfaction picking fresh food from your own garden, especially as we learn more about pesticide usage on produce. Before production- yep, the seeds, during production- as produce grows (did you know the use of 30+ ( http://newhope360.com/blog/some-unapproved-pesticides-your-cilantro-30-plus-usda-testing) different pesticides are used on parsley and cilantro), and after production-chemicals pumped into a trucks cargo area during transport to help ripen the produce, or how about organic grapes from other countries- by law they are sprayed with a pesticide upon entering the US- where’s that label?- it’s really all pretty amazing.
Oh my, if I am not already ranting – I’m about to!
Back to my original thoughts; tomatoes. A person would only assume I love tomatoes, I grow them by the bushel (I am guessing), I cook them or use them in salads everyday-well, I can say I like ketchup. Does that count? The tomato consumption around here is done by my husband and my mother when she comes for a visit.
Looks like it’s time to start making ketchup!