June 12, 2010

Food for Thought

It has been a long, long time since I have posted. I've done about 4 posts that I really wanted to post but find them uninteresting.

I have been cooking but I feel like there isn't any passion or heart in it. My job has drained every ounce of passion and joy from cooking. Everything is boxed or prepackaged, nothing is ever from scratch. Even though I hate this place I decided to stay for almost a year. I suppose it was my own naivete for believing I could make it better and that I could somehow change things. So like any good relationship, I believe it is time to part ways (actually I think has gone beyond that point). I really hope I've learned a lesson and am going to try and post more in hopes I regain some of what I have lost.

August 25, 2009

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

You can not surpasses the flavor of home grown tomato, I mean the stuff at your local mega mart tastes like cardboard compared to ones you can grow yourself (or find at a nicely stocked farmer's market).

Last year we started a garden on a whim. We planted late and went into it blind just doing whatever we felt like and by the time October rolled around we were left with little to show. So this year we planned, kind of.

I bought plants right after Mother's Day, we decided on not having a set list and just bought what we felt like. It took me a week to plant them, just got distracted. Then I watched them grow, flower, and produce like rabbits.

You can see what we ended up with tomato wise. That is only a third of what I have picked off the vines. I still have a lot more to go. I know I am going to sun roast many of them but other then that I can't figure out what to do with all of these. It is just insane what we got this year. Hmm I guess only time will tell.