The Victory Garden
Lots of delicious tomatoes!
Last week we finally had more tomatoes then we could eat so I put them in the oven to dry. I've had good luck using the pilot light in the gas oven to dry tomatoes and afterward I froze them for the winter. But I just couldn't wait to eat them so I put them in the oven at 250 degrees. Then I added a handful of 5 different types of fresh basil leaves, a splash of white wine and a little Balsamic vinegar and lots of olive oil. It came out great! Lee spread the tomatoes on a sandwich of Havarti cheese. So today when I harvested about 5 pounds of ripe tomatoes I cut them up and roasted them and Lee brought home a loaf of French bread! So he toasted the bread with cheese and olive oil and then put on the tomatoes and sausage. A wonderful dinner inspired by fresh tomatoes. Definitely worth all the work in the garden and with organic tomatoes at $3.00 or more a pound helps the budget.