After whining and complaining about the taste (none) and texture (cottony) of our cherry tomatoes this year, a miracle has happened.
About a week ago, the tomatoes went through a metamorphosis and began tasting purdy darn good. Like a real tomato even! And the texture is now crisp and juicy. Go figure. They've improved to the extent that I can't keep from popping several in my mouth when I'm picking them.
I suppose we shouldn't question why they have improved so drastically but rather simply enjoy them to the utmost.
Tonight after dinner I went out to harvest beets in preparation for Pickled Beet Day which is on the schedule for tomorrow.
We're getting a wonderful crop of beets this year. They are smooth skinned with nary a blemish in sight and, so far, they've been tender and sweet.
The average size is probably around 6" long, but some have been as big as 9" in length.
Have I mentioned I'm running out of canning jars this year? I guess that's a good sign in that it must mean I've canned more than usual. I may have to purchase more jars at our local hardware store before we make a run to the big city where they're a little more economically priced. But regardless, what a thrill it's gonna be to see my pantry shelves lined with all those jars. (It may even make me forget all the work [and sweat] that has gone into the canning!)
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