It’s a little bit tomato-centric around here. Specifically, cherry-tomato-centric. I don’t know how it happened, but I returned home from the farm last week with what seemed like a truckload of sweet Sungold cherry tomatoes, and it was important that I figure out a way to get them preserved, stat. Because as much as I might want to, it just wouldn’t be a good idea for me to sit down and simply eat them all. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: August 2010
These easy pickled tomatoes are my last plea to summer. This weekend’s weather will be warm, and I’ll sit in the yard and soak it up, martini glass in hand, pickled tomato infusing its dilly goodness into the drink. Care to join me? Continue reading
The title of this post is taken directly from Jennifer Maiser’s response to Stephen Budiansky’s New York Times op-ed of last Friday, titillatingly entitled “Do Locavores Need Math Lessons?” Ms. Maiser is the founder of the Eat Local Challenge, whose 2007 One Local Summer really spurred me into this locavore thing more determinedly. As she says so well, “Food miles are a very small part of the reasons to eating locally.” This is nearly exactly what I said myself upon reading the op-ed. Continue reading
Last Friday, out in the field, I picked about twenty pounds of beautiful red plum tomatoes. My parents, who had come to visit and to spend an evening at Tanglewood, were put into service. We scrubbed the kitchen. We ran the quart jars through the diswasher. We boiled up water in the biggest pot we could find.
We finally canned tomatoes. Continue reading