We hadn’t been out to the garden in at least a week or almost two weeks maybe, and the last time we were there there was a bunch of stuff almost ready to eat. That definitely changed this time. Above is just a sample of what we managed to pick: 3 types of cherry tomatoes, squash, corn (thanks to Ed), jalepeno, habanero and green bell peppers, carrots, and 4 different large tomato varieties. We were salivating just thinking of all the fun meals we could get out of this.
First things first though. When you have fresh tomatoes and peppers handy, nothing beats fresh salsa. Lots of cilantro, a splash of lime, salt, black pepper and sugar later and I have one of my absolute favorite summer snacks. This batch was even made with bits of habanero pepper. Anyone who knows my history with spicy things will find this is a HUGE leap from where I used to be.
We also made two large batches of chili and homemade spaghetti sauce to aliquot and put in the freezer for later use. Nothing beats fresh tomatoes – I’ll never buy off-season ones in the store again. I can’t wait to check what’s ready to be eaten this weekend.