A Tomato Crop and a Tomatoholic

Today I went tomato harvesting in our vegetable garden. We had quite a crop! They ranged from the little Sweet 100’s to some very large 16 ounce tomatoes. This wasn’t our first large harvest. We’ve had a steady diet of the red wonder fruits throughout this summer. We’ve eaten them sliced on turkey sandwiches with a generous helping of mayo, the traditional BLT (again with mayo), with pasta (nope no mayo here!), in salsa, and I’ve even made 6 cups of sauce with 2 cups of juice left over. The juice and the sauce are in the freezer awaiting a future use this winter. It looks like tomorrow I’ll be making more sauce. Perhaps I’ll make a marinara with some fresh basil and oregano or maybe some more salsa with some garden grown hot peppers. Who knows? Maybe both! What would you do with a crop of tomatoes like this?


Of course that tomato talk assumes that our resident tomatoholic doesn’t eat them all first! Our little girl goes after the cherry tomatoes when we aren’t looking, clever little girl! Of course we really don’t mind her eating the tomatoes…they are pretty healthy.

Take a look at our Vegetable Garden Layout.

16 thoughts on “A Tomato Crop and a Tomatoholic

  1. Frances,

    Oh how sweet. There are few things she could be eating that are better for her than tomatoes. We have a grandson that eats nothing but cheerios, peanut butter cracker sandwiches, teddy grahams, goldfish and pretzels. Oh and reeses peanut butter cups. He ate corn as a birthday present to his mom. Your harvest looks fantastic, I would make sauce. I think it freezes the best and is so useful over the winter.

  2. Jenny

    We are lucky that the tomatoholic is a very good eater. Last night when we asked her what her favorite food is, she said, “pretzels and goldfish and tomatoes and fruit, like grapefruit and blueberries and blackberries.”

  3. Skeeter

    Great Harvest! Ah, you are so lucky to have a child which likes veggies! She is a cutie amongst those red delights! At her age, you could not get me to touch a tomato. But bring on the tomato ketchup! Ha.

    I sometimes blanch tomatoes to remove the skin then freeze them whole. You can make chili, soup, spaghetti sauce, etc during those cold winter months.

    Our Roma is full of green fruit and we are just waiting for the redness to arrive..

  4. Jean

    The little cutie is eating what is best for her with the tomatoes. When Tina was that age we had to hide her grandmother’s garden tomatoes from her as she would not eat anything else!! After she had ameal she got the tomatoes (all she wanted) for dessert. She was a happy camper.

  5. lola

    Great looking harvest Dave. The little cutie couldn’t eat anything better for her. I think whole then you could do whatever you want during the cold months. Sadly mine didn’t do anything. Think I will try a different kind next yr. Patio not good unless it’s me.
    My crepe myrtle cuttings didn’t make it. Will have to try again.

  6. Dave

    I made 6+ cups of sauce, 2+ cups of just juice, and still had enough to make a spaghetti and meat sauce for dinner last night. We’re stocking up for winter! we ended up with 6 slicing tomatoes left over for sandwiches and other things.

    She really likes fruits of all kinds. We’re pretty lucky that she isn’t a picky eater, it sure makes dinner time easier!

  7. scribnermas@aol,com

    Dave,

    DONT FORGET THE TOMATOE SALAD WITH FRESH BASIL, FRESH GARLIC LITTLE OLIVE OIL,AND MOZZERELLA CHEESE CUT UP IN CUBES BEST EATTEN AT ROOM TMPERATURE. ALSO YOU CAN TAKE AND PUT ON FRENCH BREAD AND RUN UNDER BROLER FOR A FEW MINUTES

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