This week's farm share included:
tomatoes of all sizes (two pints of cherries + 8 pounds of slicers)
peppers (bell + hot)
*plus I picked up 40 pounds of paste tomatoes at $1.25 a pound!
We had a good visit with my mom and we're getting back into our groove as a family of six. The big kids are registered for public school and start next week. 9th and 12 th grade! I can't really beleive it. The school is known for having a great drama department and Jade was really excited to take drama as an elective. And art, of course. I think the big kid has decided to take psychology and an extra science class as his elective. Night & day these two of mine.
But, back to the food....
Local summer food happenings in my kitchen::
*giant delicious heirloom tomatoes eaten like apples by my kids, sliced with a bit of salt for Joe & I.
*The kitchen will be full of salsa making all day today. some traditional stuff and I'm trying my hand at a half gallon of this.... have any of you made fermented salsa before? I have only eaten it. it's really delicious in that tangy sour way that fermented foods are. I'm hoping the kids like it.
*roasted tomatoes, garlic + onion blended with a bit of veggie broth makes a delicious tomato soup. we like ours with a bit of shredded sharp cheddar on top. and red pepper flakes, of course.
*making this today too (from last week's eggplant)
What's yummy and local in your neck of the woods?