Thursday, September 4, 2014
Mostly About Tomatoes
I needed a tomato for my salad today and went out to pick a few. I picked six. I only used one large one for the salad. I had some buttermilk, so I made a homemade ranch dressing. It coated a salad made of different lettuces, the tomato,sliced radishes, cucumbers, fresh mushrooms, parsley, and some chives. This is my go to salad for days when I'm in a hurry. We cleaned up the fridge sharing one stuffed green pepper, Joe ate the last of the fried chicken, and a small amount of mashed potatoes was shared.
A trip to the farm stand this afternoon was futile. There was no one selling anything....it seems that maybe the sweet corn is about finished.
I was looking for tomatoes the other day, because I didn't feel that I would have enough of mine for my meal, so I shopped at our little market here in town. They had advertised "local tomatoes" in their ad. They weren't like any local tomatoes that I've ever had. They looked good on the outside, but the insides were black where the seeds are supposed to be. I had to throw them out. I'm going to mention this when I go to the store again. It's no bargain if you can't eat them.
We have a George Foreman Grill....a big family sized one. It sits in the cupboard... unused most of the time. Yesterday, I mentioned a recipe that I found in a blog.... that needed a small grill for some sliced zucchini. I got it out and it worked beautifully. I plan to use it more as we move into the fall season. It works beautifully for sandwiches, but I have never used it for much more. I got out the cookbook that I ordered and found many recipes for it. Recipes that are a little healthier...by draining the fat off foods.
The rain did come this morning and we had a day that was not as hot as predicted. Now, we are supposed to have cooler weather move in. Looking out the window, I see green lawns and no sign of brown. The recent rains have helped the grass. Our man who mows should be happy. He didn't have much work for the past couple of weeks. Now, he can start mowing again.
I started this post with a mish mosh of leaves. I'll end it saying that this was a mish mosh of words. Thoughts all jumbled together about food and gardening.
Love you lots...
Have a nice evening everyone,