Blue Sky Farm

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September 9, 2010

Slowly stocking the Pantry....

Way too many green  tomatoes! This is the second year that my plants grew so nice and big, So healthy and yet the sun didn't allow them to ripen before Mr Frost took it's first bite.... So they are hanging in the garage, hoping they will ripen a bit at a time..I want to make salsa  too.  I have many green tomato recipes, but really like them in salads fresh, red & juicy.. Oh well..... Maybe next year?   

I was able to make some Peach & Pepper Sauceto compliment my chicken & pork recipes..  maybe even a tuck in gift for Somebody come Christmas with my Dilly Beans? 
Now I wish I had a crab apple tree or at least some right now  to pickle... Those are yummy too.. I do have my request in with a farm girl friend (a local Farmers Market vendor)... for them and some Italian Prunes..Oh! Yes, Its time but I am getting started slowly..

3 comments:

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

You've been busy. All your bounty looks so good!

mtnchild said...

Oooh, everything is looking so good.

You can pick tomatoes when they are green and put them in a warm spot and they will ripen. It is not so much the sun as it is the warmth that ripens them. If you bring them into the house from the garage they will ripen faster.

This spring and summer has been so weird for gardening. We (shared garden) have had TONS of lettuce and zucchini, but not very many carrots or beans ... hopefully next year will be normal.
Yvette

Sam I Am...... said...

Lucky you! And your jars look so delicious! Maybe some day when you have time you could share your recipes for your sauce and your Dilly beans. They sound delightful and what a great gift they would be!
Hornworms got my tomatoes....so sad.