Saturday's farmer market expedition was again fruitful, netting a 20-lb box of ugly tomatoes for a buck a pound, and a 20-lb box of ugly red peppers for $12 (and a big bag of jalapenos for $8). So today I got down to it:
That's half a day's labor on my kitchen table. Left to right: apple/peach chutney from leftover fruits I found in the kitchen; pickled jalapeno rings; pasta sauce; lemon marmalade from what was left over from starting a batch of lemoncino; and a couple of jars of Mara's red pepper jelly.
Not pictured is the batch of bread I made today using Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, sent to me by a good friend.
Also not pictured is the glass of wine by my keyboard and the fuzzy slippers on my feet.
My hands feel like I grabbed a bunch of stinging nettles and squeezed hard.
Tomatoes Worth Growing: Velvet Red
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