It is that wonderful time of year when farmer’s markets, community gardens and your own plot of land in the backyard or on the patio are producing like crazy. Tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, green beans, squash, and the ever present zucchini are everywhere.
My favourite is and always has been the tomato. So many different varieties, sizes, and colours. Beautiful heirloom varieties or a big red juicy beefsteak, I love them all. September is the month I gorge myself on tomato sandwiches, salads, salsas, grilled tomatoes, fried green tomatoes, little cherry tomatoes fresh off the vine and warm from the sun and homemade pasta sauces.
Nothing compares to the smell and taste of a fresh, homegrown tomato. Stay tuned tomorrow for a post on my “famous” (haha) tomato meat sauce that is easily freezable, can be cooked quickly or simmered for a long time for added flavour and is soooo easy to make variations on.