I only use fresh, home-made ingredients…..
Except when I don’t.
The quality and availability of fresh, filled pasta of all shapes in our area is amazing.
While I am still happy to occasionally make ravioli, I never mastered the art of making tortellini or tortelloni or any of the other shapes, and I see no reason why I should start …
It’s not easy being green.
When your garden gives you lots of ripe, green tomatoes…..
Once upon a time I worked with a woman who wouldn’t eat green food. She confided this quirk to me in the middle of winter so my thoughts went to broccoli and Brussels sprouts and lime Jello and I thought: weird but not outrageous.
My tomatoes were late starters this year…. Which means they’re finishing late as well.
I have a lot of green tomatoes.
They’re ripening, slowly, but according to the experts it’s getting late and they will likely not all get ripe.
Which gives me two choices: pick some of them for the compost so that the rest will ripen or wait …
I have more green tomatoes on my vines at the moment than I picked all summer.
The vines are breaking from the weight.
I doubt that they will all ripen, so I have been cutting a few off to give the others a chance.
As long as I had all these lovely green tomatoes…..
Fried Green Tomatoes Total time: 15
When one has one’s own garden one can grow a variety of interesting produce.
When one plants more than one can eat during the summer one can fill the freezer with home-grown, organic vegetables to use all winter.
And then one can end up with some rather strange bits.
Everyone loves sliced heirloom tomatoes – yellow and orange and white …
I suppose one could say that I haven’t grown up yet.
Perhaps I never will.
I still like to play with my food.
Having a variety of colored tomatoes, and a freezer to keep them in, helps.
Green Shrimp Creole
Total time: 30 minutes
12oz (350gr) cleaned shrimp
2 ribs celery, sliced
1 onion, chopped 1/2
I've decided on a theme this week.
My garden came back from hiatus with a vengeance.
Well, at least the zucchini did.
On a side note: the sweet corn did not fare so well.
It grew lovely, full cobs… That the worms loved.
Now, I don't mind picking out a few worms, but, tonight, when I picked the …