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Archive for August 8th, 2009

Attack of the killer tomato plants

Attack of the killer tomato plants

Attack of the killer tomato plants

This year, in addition to our CSA, I planted five tomato plants along side our brick patio. Four of them (two romas, one beefsteak and one golden cherry) survived. The four that remain are thriving with lots of green tomatoes.

With the cooler weather this year, tomatoes have been very slow to ripen. However. last night we were able to glean enough cherry tomatoes to use in Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Angel Hair Pasta. We roasted them in our smoker (a Big Green Egg) and it was scrumptious!

So now, every hot day is cherished. I no longer complain, because I want my tomatoes to ripen. There is nothing like a dish made from tomatoes you pick on the same day!

Sunchokes

These are what sunchokes look like

These are what sunchokes look like

Yes, today Adam offered a few extras for us, and one of the choices was sunchokes. Sunchokes are a tuber vegetable that is good cooked with potatoes. It has a sweet, kind of nutty taste. My husband has bought them at the farmer’s market in DC, and we’ve made a sunchoke potato gratin out of it. (click on the link for a recipe.) If you all come up with another way of using sunchokes, post them here so we might share the wealth of knowledge!

Here is the rest of today’s bounty.

  • Corn
  • Okra
  • Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Zucchini
  • Eggplant
  • Carrots
  • Peppers
  • Cucumbers

Happy eating!