Monday, September 1, 2008
Today we harvested most of the tomatoes from our garden! We planted loads of tomatoes in May but lost about 40% of our early crop due to blossom rot. We had a very dry August and a resultant bountiful Labor Day harvest. I spent my entire school holiday cooking! I borrowed some recipes from several cultures! Today I made a lovely Italian tomato sauce. (Jeff Smith's recipe) I slowly pot roasted a beef chuck roast and and added this to the sauce. (Now I have some very rich beef stock for a future meal) We enjoyed an excellent dinner with shredded beef and pasta. I made a delicious Tabouli salad last week with Arrowhead Mills Organic bulgur wheat, my own homegrown tomatoes, onions and mint. I had to purchase lemons and scallions. The tabouli was so good last week that I made a double batch today. I also made a delectable Gazpacho. The tabouli and gazpacho recipes came from the original Moosewood cookbook ( the hippy cooking bible). We still have lots of tomatos around for tomato sandwiches. Whatever remains goes into a plastic container with garlic, basil, and olive oil for bruschetta. I am looking for more tomato recipes! If you have any, please comment!