Friday, August 10, 2012

Future Salsa

More tomatoes in my 'Tomato Series'.  These are ordinary red tomatoes - like the kind you find in the stores.  They are a variety called 'Early Girl'.  I always plant one of these because they produce ripe fruit about 2-3 weeks earlier than other varieties.  But this year it has been hot, so everything matured at about the same time.  And many of my Early Girls got cracks in them.  They are good-tasting tomatoes - don't get me wrong, but with all the other varieties, I just can't eat them all.  So these are going into a pot later today, to be made into Salsa.


Another variety that I have lots of is called 'Sweet 100'.  I love these for snacking and salads.  Another way I like to serve them is grilled with a bit of olive oil.  I put them on pasta, rice and salads or mix them with some garlic, basil and little mozzarella cheese cubes and make them into Bruschetta.  Yum!  This photo shows only a fraction of these little tomatoes that I have.  The vines are still loaded with them.  I think I will add them to my Salsa, just to use them up.


The only thing I am out of to make my salsa is some coriander and a hot pepper or two.  I am not sure when I can get out to buy some.  You see, it is raining here today.  Yes!  I said rain!  I took a photo out the front door because I had forgotten what a day of soft rain looks like.  It is cooler too!  My grass is very nice and green again.  And my Black-Eyed-Susans.  Aren't they nice and bright on this dark day?


Well, I think I am off to my sewing room.  I want to work on some UFOs.  But first I have to clean up in there.  You see, I can't find my sewing machine!


6 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

Your black eyed susans look so nice. Mine have kind of dried up. I hoped that the rain we got might revive them but I think they are past their glory.

Simone de Klerk said...

Salsa sounds great, to make with the tomatoes!
How do you grill you tomatoes?
And yes, your Black-Eyed-Susans look beautiful. I first wrote Bright ...

wackywoman said...

Yummy! I love salsa. Sometimes I plant a Jalapena just to make salsa. This year I made yellow gazpacho. :D

em's scrapbag said...

I need to make salsa too. Wish I was closer I would give you some hot peppers. My pepper plants are doing great this year.

W. Latane Barton said...

Salsa, I haven't tried that but I've been freezing tomatoes for soup next winter. We have an adundance of the things!!

Reddirt Woman said...

I don't think there is anything quite as good as a tomato you've grown yourself, even if they have a split or two on them. I've not tried to grow the cherry tomatoes but I love to grow the Early Girls and a new one called Celebrity that did really good for Carol and me this year.

Blackeyed Susans always cheer up any garden.

Wish I was close enough to share your salsa. I bet it will be lip-smacking good!