Monday, September 10, 2018
Cooking with gas
The good news is that the tomatoes and tomatillos produced after all! I took the advice offered and just waited to see if I´d get a crop, and while a number were brown and blotchy from the blight, there are quite a few perfectly acceptable tomatoes. There is also, for the first time, some blossom end rot.
Mostly it´s obvious, as in the upper case here. But, I have also found rot inside some that were apparently perfect on the outside, just as a word to the wise. One of the benefits of quartering and roasting the tomatoes before saucing, I guess.
The tomatillos finally sized up on the ones I planted earliest. Also roasted for salsa. If only there were some cilantro left, but it all bolted weeks ago. Hoping for at least one more picking and will try mixing in some golden tomatoes to the pan.
The potatoes were small and not very numerous and a number were nibbled. As were these, so I pulled them all. No sense encouraging the varmints.
And it´s a great apple year. So I tried another apple pie recipe from Smitten Kitchen - Dutch Apple Pie, and I´m glad to report that it´s delish, and our apples didn´t turn to mush in the oven!
The crust is interesting on this one, more like cookie dough and not as elastic as short crust, and I´m afraid I rolled it out too thin, it wanted to collapse in the latticing. And I had no raisins on hand, so I threw in a handful of walnuts. But tasty, nonetheless, and I may be enjoying it for breakfast.
Hope your harvests are plentiful!