Sunday, August 19, 2007

Chain of Change

Tomatos again! One of the best and most gratifying part of gardening is watching the tomatos grow and change and ripen. Each day brings a change in color or scent or size. These little cherry tomatos seem to tick off the days and keep track of the changes in temperature and length of day. We don't grow many vegetables, only salad ones, and we eat them as soon as they are ripe. We also have a jalapeno pepper plant that has about 12 peppers on it all in various shapes and sizes. This week we have been eating the little cherry toms, almost daily. The bigger tomatos have a ways to go and are just starting to have a tinge of orange. I will now begin to gather up tomato recipes and find freezer space because soon there will be too many to keep up with. Life is good now when they are fresh and ripe, and in the deep of winter we can take some out of the freezer and pretend it's summer again by making salsa with the tomatos and jalapenos.
Jalisco Salsa
1 cup chopped tomatos
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 small jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped
1/4 cup cilantro
Juice of 2 key limes
Salt to taste
Mix everything together and serve immediately yellow corn tortilla chips.
I was going to call this post "It's a Tomato's Life", and forget about this week's challenge because I could find no chains. But my beloved said it look like a chain of tomatos, and suggested the title "Chain of Change". He is, after all, my biggest fan.


Lin said...

Lynn! I love these! And so clever for the edm challenge!! I love that you also include recipes -- such yummy photos and food!!! BRAVA!

Sharon said...

I've been thinking about painting the cherry tomatoes in my garden for the past week, too...they look so cheerful lined up along the branch. Very nice job and clever interpretation of the challenge. I'm copying the recipe - it sounds yummy!

Shelly McC said...

These are wonderful paintings!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

This is a great post. I love the draing and the recipe sounds wonderful. LOVE salsa!

caseytoussaint said...

Nice take on the challenge - and I love your tomatoes.

Teri said...

This is just great! So well done.

I also love sketching the growing changes.

And thanks for the recipe, sounds so yummy.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

A great idea!
I love your chain of tomatoes.
And the recipe sounds enticing, I might just try it!

Anonymous said...

Lovely colors! I haven't seen these tomato variety here... and to have them on your table daily!