Our weather has been a mixed bag this
growing season. Abundant sun. Heavy
rain showers. Not our normal fare. But
who knows what is normal with the
weather? Now we need to find recipes
to prepare the tomatoes. Lots of recipes.
While we harvest some and give them
to neighbors. We wonder if the food
pantry will also accept some. And
still, they continue to grow. We
literally picked up branches off the
ground and held them to enter
the garden. Once inside, the goal
was to harvest a few of the huge
collard leaves to cook in chicken
broth. Plans were abruptly
changed by all the big, red, ripe,
and juicy tomatoes in our path.
I began putting tomatoes in the bag.
Soon the bag overflowed with
about forty tomatoes. No end in
sight either. Too bad we can’t put
some in the mail and send to friends
and family. Sauces, stews, salads.
Canning does not interest me at this
point. Cooking and freezing to use
in soups this winter. Grilling. When
I am out of ideas, I’ll research online.
How does your garden grow? We
have a jungle now. This winter I
will look back at our pleasant dilemma.
Meanwhile, who wants some tomatoes?