Wednesday, September 18, 2013
When life gives you hail, IMPROVISE!
You saw the damage. Not pretty. This was my best year for tomatoes. I lost four plants, two of which were massive! They were magnificent. But amazingly, the plants did their job and protected the tomatoes...everything was stripped except for the tomatoes. I lost some, but I had 17 pounds of perfectly good green tomatoes. What to do, what to do???? Usually it's in late fall when I have this problem and I just let the green tomatoes ripen inside. I've been seeing so much on green tomatoes lately that I wanted to try some things.
Here's a sampling of some of my tomatoes. They were just gorgeous. I decided to make a green tomato salsa, picalilli (which is a green tomato relish), and also with some of my zucchini, I made mock pineapple.
It all turned out beautifully and the mock pineapple (zucchini) tastes just like pineapple! We put it on some pizza. It's awesome. I found something else that I will no longer need to buy. I rarely use pineapple so that's going to be a real treat! I hope through life's storms you find the unexpected treasures! Blessings to you! Happy canning and harvesting!