Salsa

Last week when we arrived at the farm to pick up our CSA share, just after experiencing our first earthquake, our farmer asked me if I wanted more tomatoes. I said I did but not that day. I could immediately tell by the look on her face that she had already set some aside for me so I quickly added unless you have some ready. Of course they did.

I had hit the wall when it came to tomato canning and needed a break but our farmer told me that she thought it was the last really good tomato week so I took them anyway. And they sat in my kitchen, and they started to ooze, and then they started to smell. Sunday I was going to deal with them but it was the urchins’ last day of summer before school so we played outside instead. Monday morning though I went through those tomatoes, pitched a whole bunch, and cut up the good ones for salsa.

DATE: 08/29/2011
FRUIT: celebrity tomatoes, italian hot peppers, and jalapeño peppers
SOURCE: CSA farm and the garden
RECIPE: from a friend
YIELD: 8 pints

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2 Comments »

  1. Just wanted to thank you for the inspiring record you keep.

  2. Lise said

    I’ve been pitching lots of the peaches I picked Sunday–so sad to let such perfection go to waste–but I’ve been sick and overwhelmed at the idea of peeling them all. Thanks for sharing your oozing and smelling and pitching, not just your end results. It makes me feel so much better!

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