Thursday, September 1, 2011


Now playing: Billy Joel - Scenes from an Italian Restaur
via FoxyTunes

Good morning!

Thinking clean thoughts, let us proceed to all the tomatoes we are getting. We have a tomato guardian. Isn't he/she pretty? We need a bigger guardian to take care of a persistent squirrel, however. The silly thing doesn't even eat whole tomatoes or cantaloupes, it just takes a few bites and drools on the rest. I'm not too keen on squirrel spit.

The vines are still hoaching!

Green Zebra, Amana Orange, Black Krim, Beefsteak

With colours like that, one doesn't really have to spend much time fussing with plating design.

A quick plate of Brushetta.

A quick plate of Caprese Salad.

Here is a dish that evolved from a convo with Robert. He wanted Courgette Parmigiana, I said, "hmmmm, that may be a good use of green tomatoes too." He said, "How about a medley?" I then got to work and made a plate of aubergine, courgette and green tomato Parmigiana, the different items separate on the plate. The sauce was made from Roma tomatoes in the garden and had more of the black garlic in it. It was really good! I then waited until I had all three approximately the same size from the garden. That was a little tricky, as my aubergine are the Japanese variety this year. They were stacked and breaded that way. This was really interesting and created a neater unit!

Look at the bounty of tomatillos again, more green pork chili!


"A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins." - Laurie Colwin

1 comment:

  1. i have since found out that the spider is a, Banded Garden Spider, Argiope trifasciata. Go spider, go spider, go, go Spider!