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This Is Handy

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I call it my tatting holder. I’m not sure what else to call it. This little pretty is just a bit of wood, cut with some notches and with a small rubber band to hold my tatting in place. This holder keeps my tatting from tangling, but it also keeps it out of my way while I continue to work.

Do you want one too? Contact Tina at Black Sheep at Orenco.


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Speaking of Tomatoes

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Here was a day’s batch of tomatoes. Yes, that lovely bowl is all from a single picking in the garden. Ah. Tomato season. I have so many more large tomatoes this year than last. It was nice that the blight and tomato diseases stayed away this year. I’m hopeful that I will be able to harvest tomatoes well into October.

Oh, and the gopher that was eating my green bean plants? It’s dead. Bwahahaha.


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Making Vicki’s Roasted Tomato Sauce

With so many delicious tomatoes coming on, I had to do something to keep up with them. In the spirit of this, I made a big batch of Vicki’s roasted tomato sauce. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the big roasting pan she recommends using so I improvised. Two 9 x 13 inch baking dishes seemed to work just as well.

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I used a nice mix of yellow teardrop, cherry, Black Krim, Dr. Welch’s Yellow, roma, and Yellow Brandywine tomatoes. I also added in the oregano, basil, garlic, and onion as suggested. I didn’t have quite 8 pounds of tomatoes as recommended, but I still managed to can 4 pints of sauce. I’m not sure it is acid enough though, so I kept it in the refrigerator just in case. We tried one of the jars in Eggplant Parmesan and it was yummy.

I have a feeling that I will be making several more versions of this sauce as the tomatoes ripen.


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Eggplant and Tomatoes

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So, the Japanese eggplants are starting to produce nicely. I’ve had 2 other small eggplants from the plants and I’m looking forward to enjoying a few more. The zucchini are growing as strongly as ever and the tomatoes are doing their thing. I’m so excited that the large tomatoes are starting to ripen. I love fresh tomatoes from the garden. Actually, it’s the only way I’ll eat fresh tomatoes. I can’t abide the store bought ones.

And I’ve made a batch of fantastic Vicki’s Roasted Tomato Sauce. I’ll have to tell you about that another day though.


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Dried Cherry Tomatoes

With all of my cherry tomatoes ripening, I was trying to think of something to do with them. While I do have a few recipes involving cherry tomatoes, I knew that I needed to save some of these delicious tomatoes. So, I decided to dry them into little bits of deliciousness.

Here is my pan of tasty tomatoes before drying.

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Here is the pan after.

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I’m looking forward to using these on pizzas, in salad, and in pasta sauce this winter.

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