Monday, 29 August 2011
Gone Tomato Pickin'
Not too much will get posted this week. Mr. Ferdzy's Aunt is here from San Francisco, which means I won't do much cooking because she didn't really come to visit us, she came to visit our fresh tomatoes, which need more heat to grow than San Francisco can provide, so she doesn't otherwise get them. Let's just say the timing of this visit was very carefully planned.
Tomatoes with cottage cheese, tomatoes with bread and mayonnaise, tomatoes with salt. Leftover tomato slices eaten over the kitchen sink. I think she's eaten a cob of corn, a few potatoes and some of the green beans. There was a little chard at dinner. She's crazy for wild blueberries, and raves about Ontario peaches. But these are just distractions until I can haul in another ripe tomato from the garden. I've tried to tempt her with some melon, but she got mesmerized by a tomato instead, so maybe tomorrow.
All I can say is this is a great week to not do much cooking, but to go off and eat great big piles of fresh raw or lightly cooked Ontario vegetables and fruit. I suggest you do it too. See you next week.
p.s. Tomatoes in the picture are Persimmon (top left), Djena Lee (toppish right), Banana Legs (long yellow, slightly lower right), Great White (the mid-sized yellow at middle left; a small specimen) and a handful of Jaune Flammé (scattered around the lower left).