Summer Squash Salad II; tomatoes — 4 Comments

  1. Love the idea of using squash in place of cucumbers. Looks delicious. What a beautiful bounty of tomatoes.

  2. When I’m freezing tomatoes for sauces and soups, I rinse them and toss them whole in a freezer bag and into the freezer they go. When I’m ready to use them, I run them under hot water and the skins just slough off. Sometimes, I strain them, depends on the variety, but I hate peeling tomatoes. I use my KitchenAid strainer attachment for the fresh ones.

    I’m getting tomatoes. The Beef Heart variety and Heirloom are coming on, but the roma ones are all still green. I can’t remember what variety they are because the crow family that hangs out in my yard twice a day pulled all the plant tags out of the ground and tossed them all over the garden. I know the jalapenos but don’t remember the other two pepper varieties either and don’t know which tag goes to which now. *sigh*

    I’m getting cukes. Some are sour about halfway from the stem end, some are fine. But my plants are all dying off again and I don’t get why they do that every year. If they didn’t die off like that, I’d have hundreds of cukes! As it is, I’m only getting a couple every other day or so.

    Side note: I finally broke down and bought a new laptop. I’m not looking forward to this…

    • Our friend in Spain always did that with his tomatoes…. but I have so many and they take up a lot more room that way. I just turn on something interesting (like the GOP convention highlights…. kidding) and peel away.

      Romas always seem to be a lot later. I’m usually sick of tomatoes by the time they are ready. I very carefully marked all of my tomatoes, I think the place I get them mixed up the seeds again. 2 varieties aren’t there at all and I have 3 of a huge yellow and red one that I was supposed to have 1 of.

      As to the new laptop – exciting times and I would be dreading it too lol