It's two day's hauls. On Saturday, I pulled in a load of tomatoes, beans, basil and tomatillos while friends were over for dinner.
We had fresh pesto over linguine with sauteed crookneck squash. Caitlin, being allergic to nuts, had linguine with butter and grated parmesan cheese with fresh tomatoes chopped on top. She liked it so much she had four helpings. Yay!
I gave away a bunch of stuff, too.
We chopped some up into a spaghetti sauce Eric made last night. Some were eaten as a caprese salad.
The green beans were devoured by one and all. The twins really like green beans.
Sometimes I just like looking at them. All of those colors! I was aiming for a rainbow of tomatoes and I think I managed it!
Yellow = Candy's Old Yellow. Purple = Cherokee Purple. Yellow/orange = Pineapple. Small oval red = Principe. Small round red = Stupice. Orange = Persimmon. Pink with green shoulders = Casian Pink. Small orange = Sungold.
Green beans are delectable.
They're not always perfect. I have plenty of cracking going on. Some were hard to get to and rotted on the vine. Some are on the edge of being over ripe. Too many are watery - I'm still fiddling with my watering system.
But even when watery, they're still yummy. Especially drizzled with balsamic vinegar.
All of that? That was just Saturday. This is today's haul.
Except that I forgot to photograph the first basket that I'd brought in. This is the second.
This was my beast tomato. Twenty one ounces. Hopefully the watering issue is worked out and this will be as yummy as it is pretty.
I loved watching Caitlin's reaction to this pile of cherry tomatoes.
Did I mention that I can't get to the tomatoes in the middle of the bed? I'm going to have to do something desperate to get in there.
Yup. I seem to be in the middle of a tomato glut. Must be time for soup!