This weeks farm share included:
tomatoes (slicers + cherry) * turnips * potatoes * onions * peppers (bell + hot) * lettuce * beans
golden beets * chinese cabbage * green onions * arugula * kale * oregano * thyme
After we checked off most of what was on our homeschooling to do list this morning, I spent the rest of the day chopping tomatoes. Somewhere in between batches of roasted tomatoes, I roasted some eggplant for this dip. It's really the best thing ever to do with eggplant. Yes, I've mentioned it before, yes it's really that good. Also, I secretly love that it is a bit too garlicky for three out of six house members….. because that means the other three out of six house members enjoy a really delicious treat.
But really. Today was all about the tomatoes. Our farm warned that it might be the last chance to buy bulk tomatoes and I just couldn't pass it up. Even though the response from Joe was something like…. "seriously?"
We have put up 130+ pounds of tomatoes this year. That does not include what we've eaten from our farm share, only the extra we've purchased. The fermented salsa turned out fantastic too! So good that I am making another half gallon tomorrow, which will finish of this week's 40 pounds of tomatoes from the farm. Today we made 11 quarts of roasted tomato sauce. Which I know will be devoured and loved when I make fresh pasta this winter with eggs from our hens. And then Joe will look at me and say "seriously" again…. but it will mean something much sweeter and completely different.
Speaking of hens. I have also put up 19 quarts of canned salsa. Which has everything to do with fresh eggs. Because I could never grow tired of salsa + eggs every day. So, so, good.
I'm watching the timer count down to finish off the granola I also made today. Because, yes. I am crazy. Also, I am tired of oatmeal. So in three minutes I will scurry upstairs to bed….. far after everyone else. And I need to remember to leave Joe a note to remind him the granola is in the oven when he tumbles out of bed at 4:30 tomorrow…. because if I don't, you know what he'll say when he gets home.
"You mean I forgot about the granola…. seriously?!"
See you tomorrow afternoon for part one of the coop tour.