Tuesday, September 20, 2011

When life gives you green tomatoes...

... you make green tomato salsa!

I will admit, I had low hopes for our tomato crops this year. The fact that any of them grew at all was a pleasant surprise. The fact that most of them thrived and gave lots of fruit was astounding.

That fruit, however, is still green on the vine and with the warmer days now fading behind us I know the chance of them ripening soon is slim.

So tonight I picked three of the ripest ones, as well as a small but pungent bunch of cilantro and one tiny jalapeƱo pepper. Chopped it all coarsely, added some salt, lemon juice and olive oil and voila! A very delicious and super-fresh green tomato salsa.

Nothing goes to waste around here!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Help me identify these berries!

These berries came from bushes on our hillside, but we're not sure exactly what they are. Can anyone help?