This week was Tomato Week. I guess, it’s been Tomato Week for a while though. And autumn arrived to our side of the world on time, with what the calendar says. I love the feeling of it. I am ready for it.
Following Heather’s blog hop (from Beauty That Moves) with what’s been happening at our home, I share here with you.
“A weekly collection of photos from the center of my home.” — Heather
Tomatoes have been canned, and I think with 30 quarts we might make it through the winter until next tomato season. This is the first time we’ve canned only our tomatoes. All the other years, 18 other gardens, have never yield this many. W e are excited.
Yesterday was the first cold day in months. Yesterday I felt like having the oven on was OK. So I made some bread, the first one in many months. it feels good to be baking bread again.
And because we had homemade, warm, crusty bread, we had to have soup. We had some beans that got away from our radar, and got too big to eat them in a salad. So I shelled them, and made this soup. I adopted the recipe from here. I used purple carrots and it made the soup this pretty purplish color we all liked. Changed few things, with what I had on had, and it turned out good. It was a good day for a soup.
And with the rest of the tomatoes I made Heather’s Summer Salsa. We haven’t tried it yet. I canned it last night, they’ve cooled off all last night and I’m thinking we’ll have to wait to give it a try. Nine pints of I’m sure delicious summer surprise, waiting for us. I love it!
There are too many tomatoes in our fridge and on our counter and in the plants, to eat a canned one. I think I’ll have to search for a fresh salsa recipe maybe, and give that a try with few of our tomatoes. Or maybe it’s roasted tomatoes to freeze… mmm… any suggestions on how you are preserving your tomatoes this season?
Thanks for stopping by. Do go to Heather’s blog and check everyone’s kitchen during the past week. I am sure it will inspire you! Have a great Thursday my friends.