Daily Archives: August 19, 2010
Glad you asked. Mrs J was off at the shelter most of the day so I just made myself sammiches. When she got home and was thinking about dinner she mentioned…sammiches. I can deal. We had hot dogs for dinner. Never fear, we have a proper dessert waiting, the rest of the peach dump cake.
It’s not like this in an onerous job, it just takes some time. Of the romas Mrs J gathered in this morning I halved enough to cover two baking trays for drying in the oven. I did nothing to them after splitting and gutting them aside from giving them all a good sprinkle of salt. They spent all day in a 200-250 oven. I just took the last of them out and put the whole batch into a quart sized plastic bag. There was plenty of room. The rest of the tomatoes went into the veggie juicer thing. It is a lousy juicer for oranges but it really shines when doing tomatoes. We ended up with a good gallon of juice, maybe 5 quarts. It simmered on the stove all day. I added herbs and some diced celery, onion, and celery. The basil, thyme, and rosemary were from the patio container garden, as were the bay leaves. It’s going to be very tasty on something. Not sure what that will be right now. Still thinking on it.
It’s been a while since I wandered through the garden with the camera. Mrs J gathered a peck of tomatoes early today so there weren’t a lot of red ones left. The jalapenos seem to be doing well. We stripped the bushes last time we harvested but there were plenty of flowers coming on. The banan peppers are doing fair. Seems as soon as the peppers start getting some color something feasts on them. The bell peppers are much the same. Looking forward to freezing more of those.
Mr J brought in a good sized bucket full of romas this morning. Half of those went into the oven to dry and the other half, along with the big boys, were boiled down to a nice sauce.
Here’s the garden: