“You know, when you get your first asparagus, or your first acorn squash, or your first really good tomato of the season, those are the moments that define the cook’s year. I get more excited by that than anything else.”
~ Mario Batali
Those are the moments that define the gardener’s year, and the food preserver’s year, too. I gave up eating out-of-season tomatoes years ago so we wait all year to pluck that first plump and delicious tomato from the vine.
It’s harvest time now and the tomatoes are heavenly! They’re best eaten fresh (A tomato sandwich is my lunch of choice these days!) and I preserve many for the winter months. (I don’t buy store-bought tinned tomatoes either.). My life, over the next few weeks, will be busy as I can plain tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, tomato soup, vegetable soup, salsa, spaghetti sauce, and whatever else might strike my fancy.
Let tomato season commence!
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