All the delicious spices in the spicy ketcup Ketchup thickening up Mmm, the final product Last week, I used the last of my paste tomatoes to make this amazing ketchup
Some photos for another new variety i will have available this Spring; peach paste
I have gotten really into canning this year! So far, I have made dill pickles, pickled beans, pickled beets, pickled basil carrots, salsa, relish, oven-dried tomatoes, smoked paprika, roasted tomato sauce, regular tomato sauce, canned peaches & pears & a whole lot of pesto!! I am hoping to make my own ketchup, and because I […]
I picked five bushels of tomatoes this week! and they are taking over my living room Tomatoes & Peppers drying in a smoker. just one of the many ways I have been preserving the fruitful harvest! Mmm. homemade paprika. Those are my alma paprika peppers on the second shelf from the bottom. soon to be […]
oven dried tomatoes coming fresh out of the oven, and on a pretty plate tomato juice, tomato paste & oven-dried tomatoes
Making oven roasted tomatoes! Making pickles!!
Unfortunately all this rain & then hot sun tends to make tomatoes crack. Heirloom tomatoes are very thin skinned, and when the sun hits a wet tomato, it can cause the skin to split. One thing that you can do to help prevent this is pick them a little bit unripe. Look for a slight […]
Thanks to Brian Mitolo for taking these shots of me enjoying being in my community garden plot. and the beauty of the entire garden itself. Learn more about Brian’s work here