Today we picked two gigantic bowls of tomatoes, and more just as ripe in the garden. May be making some fancy bruschetta sauce tomorrow...will see...just one more day til I am back at the office, up to my eyeballs in work.
The odd-colored ones are Cherokee Purple....an heirloom that doesn't look that great but is excellent eating.
Sometimes when I am rinsing fruit in the sink, or taking hot jars out of the dishwasher, I think about how different it must have been to can or make jam over a woodstove. I just have to turn on the burner, and I have reliable heat that I can turn up or down as I need it. I am canning food mostly for fun...certainly we will eat it, but I am not struggling to put up enough food to feed my family all winter.