Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The First Harvest

The first tomato harvest of the season from my little porch garden happened while we were on vacation.  My dad plucked them for me and left them in the fridge where they made their way into some tabbouleh.  They are small, but oh so sweet.  The first tomatoes of the season are always the best aren't they? 

Late last week I made a batch of mustard pickles and this week I plan on making a batch of Claussen inspired dill pickles (last years dill's left much to be desired as far as flavor goes).  We are set to close on our house on September 7th, which means any canning I plan on doing this year really needs to be done by the end of August.  That fact equally stresses me out and inspires me.