I have about 35 shiny green tomatoes sitting out on my deck, that about 30 minutes ago were happily hanging from their stems – their spotted, crispy-leafed stems.
A week or so ago, a friend came by and as I was bragging about how many tomatoes were on my vines, he casually asked if we had any blight problems, since so many people do. I did not then, but I swear, the next morning, leaves were yellow. Then brown, then I saw a nasty tomato. So today, I picked my beautiful (?) fruit.
What did we do before we had the internet to answer all of our questions?
I had been planning on months of home-made tomato sauce to carry me through winter, but it looks like the next week will be filled with green tomato recipes.
Two that I will certainly be trying:
Fried green tomatoes with buttermilk dressing
Green tomato soup with ham or bacon
I think these two are a good addition to my localvore challenge menu for September!