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Garden Results

The garden has produced tons of tomatoes lately.  Two of the tomato plants didn’t even start producing until September and now I pick tomatoes every day.  The spotted ones are part of the newer producers.

 

 

When you have lots of tomatoes, you need to use them in recipes.   But I’m trying to cut out all pasta, so I can’t just make spaghetti.  Instead I found a recipe for paleo spaghetti that uses spaghetti squash instead of pasta.  Of course I made it vegetarian.  It was so good!

 

 

Tonight I made a dish with more tomatoes that’s a variation of a recipe from a Crate & Barrel cookbook I picked up years ago.  I combined cherry tomatoes with chick peas and parsley from the garden.  The dressing has the following ratio (I made a smaller amount): 1/3 cup olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon dijon mustard, and a teaspoon of garlic.  I put some thin slices of sharp cheddar cheese on top for added flavor.

 

 

Last weekend I made three pints of tomato sauce from the extra tomatoes.  It was my first canning experience and all three of the cans sealed properly!

 

I’m going to make the spaghetti squash recipe tomorrow, this time by adding mushrooms and bell peppers to the sauce.

2 Responses to “Garden Results”

  1. Cindy says:

    I envy you the tomatoes. Mine are in a lull. Hoping the weather will hang in there like last year and maybe we’ll have more tomatoes in October. Looks like you have leaf-footed bugs or something similar there – that’s what probably made the spots. Caprese salad is a good non-pasta choice.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    They’re not supposed to have those spots? Who knew!