Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tomatoes anyone?

Sunday Bill and I biked out to the farm (mom came and picked up the kids) so that we could have a family dinner. My uncle Albert was home from Ottawa for the weekend and mom wanted us all to get together. Before we ate, Bill and I took some time to pick a few things. Starting with a garbage bag of basil and 150 +/- pounds of tomatoes. Then we went on to a few eggplants, jalapeno peppers, cucumbers, and yet more broccoli. I have to admit that I am getting slightly tired of broccoli. But we do freeze some and it goes very nice in stir fries that we often have in the winter. When Bill gets home I will see if he can help me get the wee video that we took posted. I am a techno weenie and don't want to do it myself. Besides, he has the cable that I need.
I mentioned this mass of tomatoes that we had to people around the lunch table at work, and one woman suggested that I start selling them. I had brought a few extra to share and they all exclaimed at how good they looked and tasted. I am not quite sure how I would feel about adding "tomato broker" to my list of skills.
Speaking of work......Moth update......
After meeting with the pest control guy, the course of action decided upon is to bag all of the yarn and add a fumigation strip to each of the bags. The fog (as they call it) only kills the adults and not larva or egg. The egg hatch in between 5 to 10 days depending on conditions and the fumigation strips will kill the larva. Then all cupboards and any cracks where eggs may have fallen need to be sprayed and washed. I can't start this process until we get the strips and the pest guy was fresh out of them. So hopefully by the end of the week I will be able to start on demothafication of the Fiber Arts studio.
In the meantime, I am off to deal with a few more tomatoes before I go get the babe at pre-K. Oh yeah. I forgot to mention that there is at least as many tomatoes still in the garden. Maybe I should reconsider becoming a tomato broker.


Kansas A said...

150 lbs of tomatoes!! Oh wow! I can picture; canned, stewed, salsa, and a great way to use up lots: ketchup! It uses up so much I only made it up one year, but it was the best I had ever tasted :)

amyt said...

I'd be more than happy to take produce off your hands if you really have too much, or barter for childcare, yardwork, or any other thing you need done.

Seriously, I'm OK for basil and hot peppers, but have hardly any tomatoes, cucumber, broccoli, squash, etc.


Erin said...

Eek, moths! At least you have a plan of action!

Christine said...

So you are going to have a tomato sauce making party in your near future? I wish we scored a 10th of what you got. The lack of rain here was definitely felt. Yuck.

Anonymous said...

Bill can't find the cable that connects the camcorder to the mac. I used it in August, but it's not in my computer bag. I'll find it, but it may take a few days. Meanwhile, I eat tomatoes. Yum!

Mia said...

I feel your pain with the tomatoes *grin* Next year I'll know to put in 5 or 6 plants instead of 30!! And like you.. there's half a garden full out there still not even ripe yet.

I may need a good sauce recipe :)

Good luck with the moths.. one of my worst fears!!

DaviMack said...

You know ... if you've got a vegetable dehydrator, I'd strongly suggest that you dry as many as you can. Just cut them into thick slabs (3/4"), or even in half, and dry them. Then ziplock & freeze, and you've got fabulous tapenade, soups, and snacks all winter long!

If they're unripe ... well, you know. Fruitmince!