Tomatoes, More Tomatoes, Eggplant, Dinner & A Visitor
Freshly Picked Romas in my Garden Scale
So my Roma tomatoes have finally been ripening.
5 pounds of Romas ~ harvested August 31st
Once they start they just keep coming...
5 1/2 pounds of Romas ~ harvested September 7th
I grow Roma paste tomatoes mainly to make tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce, fresh salsa and for canning whole. Sometimes I can it or freeze it if I make a lot. Below is some fresh spaghetti sauce simmering in the pot.
Fresh Romas plus garden herbs, garlic, olive oil and some ground turkey meat made this sauce extra tasty!
I had several dinners from this one batch of spaghetti sauce.
The one lonely little eggplant that I have harvested thus far in this odd weathered gardening season. It's a cute little thing. So sweet, smooth and purple. Hardly bigger than the palm of my hand.
Cute little eggplant
So cute that I figured it would be very tasty sliced up as the main flavor ingredient to another night's dinner of Ratatouille! So when I add the cute little eggplant, to the ripened red Roma tomatoes and the prolific zucchini and crookneck squash, then throw in a lot of garlic and olive oil, I get Ratatouille! Not sure I have spelled that correctly, but you know what I mean. Any way you spell it, it is very good eating. And healthy too.
It seems like the vegetarian meal inspired a vegetarian visitor. See gratuitous picture below:
My Deer, or really My Doe
This doe sat outside my kitchen window for a couple of hours one recent morning. I talked with her through the window and took pictures of her at very close range. I believe she is one of my regular does that hang out around here. I have no dogs to scare them off, so I have many deer friends.
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This Harvest Basket is a collection from mountain rural life, the everyday wonders of nature and the forest, my vegetable & herb gardens, fruit & nut trees, chickens, kitty cats & my loving partners. My endeavor to live a natural, healthy and peaceful life on my 3 acres in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills also includes home cooking, baking, canning & crafts. Join me on my journey of learning and growing each day. I will share my Mountain Harvest with you.