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Harvest season

The eleventy-bajillion tomato plants that sytharin planted are beginning to produce a lot of tomatoes. We have all been discussing various plans for them: marinara, salsa, eating them, canning them.

I will probably make at least one more batch of dilly beans, too. Those were pretty straightforward.

We are doing a good job of catching the zucchinis before they get too big. The corn could also stand to be harvested, and fairly soon we'll have a couple of eggplants ready to go.

It's challenging to work up enthusiasm for these projects right now, after a busy trip and in the context of a lot of work stuff demanding attention.

I'd really like to be able to just throw a bunch of stuff into the freezer, but we just don't have a whole lot of freezer space, and it then becomes one more thing to try and manage and remember.

Maybe what I should do is just designate a couple hours each week for food-processing.

It makes me think back to Barbara Kingsolver's book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, where she talks about the stacks and stacks of tomatoes on the kitchen windowsill.

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randomdreams
Aug. 10th, 2016 04:10 am (UTC)
We ended up, somewhat in desperation, merely rinsing them, letting them dry, then dumping them in bags and putting those in the deep freezer. They worked great three months later for tomato sauce, tomato soup, crockpot startings, and such.
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