Friday, September 29, 2006

Make it stop!!!

I am ready to be done with tomatoes. Here is a poem that illustrates

my thoughts:

Tomatoes on my Windowsill by Robin Benzle

Tomatoes on my windowsill,
Lined up like happy soldiers,
from pale green as Key lime pie
To red as sunburned shoulders.

They seem to smile at the sun,
While they patiently a-ripen.
And when I do my kitchen chores,
I smile back, enlightened.

One by one I take them down
From their nest upon the sill,
And add them to a salad or
Perhaps a sauce with dill.

Then to my garden I return
To pluck another load,
And tenderly I line them up
On that shelf in my abode.

No sooner do I get them shelved,
Than my garden calls me back.
They're ripening all at once, I think,
As I stuff them in my sack.

So I give them to my neighbors and
I give them to my friends.
I give them to my enemies,
Just to make amends.

Soon, I note, they're turning red
So fast it makes me ill.
From off the vine, they drop like flies.
My plot looks like road kill.

Tomatoes on my windowsill
All rotting in a row.
I never though I'd say this but,
"Where the heck's the snow?"

Monday, September 25, 2006

Green salsa Tomatillo recipe

recipe from my daughter, Edge -gal (mom of 'yun man')

Green salsa

Tomatillos, chopped
Garlic, minced
Cilantro, chopped
Jalapeno or other pepper, chopped
Green onion, chopped

Mix together in proportion to taste (i.e., less peppers if you don’t like it hot, less garlic if you don’t like that) good with any Mexican- type meal!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Harvest time

This is K with one giant tomatillo plant, she planted it, and now is harvesting it.

We have a bountiful harvest, with tomatoes, peppers, squash, beans, carrots, cantaloupe, cucumbers, and popcorn !

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Navy Blue memories

Well, I love most colors, but two are my least favorite, orange and navy blue. I suppose this will sound whiny, but I don't like navy blue because I look lousy in that color, and I wore it a lot as a child. My mother was into simplified shopping, and I went to school 'back in the day' when girls wore dresses to school, no pants allowed. Bottom line, here, is that she picked clothes for us that were the same style, but my sister's were red, and mine were ... you guessed it .. navy blue.. dull , flat, boring, dark navy blue. I can remember envying my sisters bright outfits, compared to mine. As an adult, I have seen people wearing n. blue that is cute, flattering, but I still can't deal with it for myself. And don't get me started on orange. blech........

Anybody else out there have a color they hate?

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

What's for dinner Wednesday?

How 'bout stuffed bell peppers? any body have a good recipe???

Monday, September 11, 2006

Monday, September 04, 2006

Harvest time

We hauled 5 bowls of tomatoes, beans, tomatillos, and more out of the garden this morning! yum yum some more