Wednesday, February 01, 2017

'Tis the time to eat tomatoes

One of the many joys of having room for a garden is being able to grow vegetables. And fruits. (Technically, tomatoes are fruits rather than vegetables.) We were very lucky to have not one but two friends give us tomato plants this season: one person showed up with a tray of seedlings in October, and another presented us with a bunch of plants – some of them already fruiting – before moving interstate in January. I hurriedly created a little 'kitchen garden' near our front door:

and over the past week or two the tomatoes have started to ripen. They're delicious not only as snacks and sandwich fillings, but in all sorts of recipes ...

Chunky avocado salsa
Vegetable soup
Pasta sauce

and salads like this one and this one and this one. Yum.

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