Hoo boy, we have a helluvalotta tomatoes! Our garden is producing 2-3 lbs. every few days, and this week’s half share has even more. We have broccoli rabe new this week instead of chard, which is a nice change. The spuds are piling up in the potato bin, and we have a crisper full of peppers. Cabbage has returned but it’s purple this time. Juliana transformed the last cabbage into potato-stuffed cabbage rolls and froze a bunch of them. This one is probably going to end up as slaw for an upcoming barbecue this weekend. We might also use a bunch of the potatoes to make potato salad.
Let’s see, so far we’ve used tomatoes to make sauce, salsa, and paste. I’d make ketchup but we just don’t eat much of it. Last night we filled three quart Ball jars with tomatoes and gave them the hot-water treatment. So those are now stashed away in the cellar until this winter when we want to remember the Great Tomato Harvest of 2013.
On a side note, one day I thawed a nice piece of tuna that I picked up on sale a couple of weeks ago. I diced it and threw in some minced jalapeño and red onion, squeezed a couple of limes over it, and let it sit for an hour or so, mixing every once in a while. So dinner that night was tuna ceviche scooped up with homemade tortilla chips. Simple and delicious—just the way we like it!