Pushing Tomatoes


This year, the garden tomatoes are so prolific that it looks a bit like Christmas in the greenhouse. Those little red gems are like ornaments on a tree.


One evening walk through of the greenhouse yielded this bucket tomatoes, plus a few cucumbers. Needless to say, we’re pushing “maters” at my house.

We’ve had them in salads, pasta, and casseroles. We pop them fresh, dip them in hummus, layer them on sandwiches of all kinds – egg, grilled cheese, tuna and turkey. Yesterday they went in Portuguese Kale Soup. Today the went into Gazpacho. If I can’t figure out how to eat them faster, I’m going to start drying them.


What are you cooking with your tomatoes? Help!

This entry was posted in , and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Pushing Tomatoes

  1. Sandy Reese says:

    Hello, I know what you mean -what to do with all of those little tomatoes !! This i’m trying something different : wash all the little ones, spray a shallow pan (like a deep cookie sheet ) fill the pan- 1 layer ! sprinkle salt and pepper and what other spices you like , preheat oven at 400 put tomatoes in over and roast for about 40 -50 min unti lightly brown cool and put in containers and freeze !!! You’ve got fresh tasty tomatoes for soups, stews ect. good luck !! sandy

  2. Melodye Traupel says:

    My dear friend Mildred lives on a farm in Iowa. She is 96 years old and mows her 3+ acres plus the drainage ditches, grocery shops and goes to church. She lives on her own. In her spare time, her children and grand children bring her tomatoes from their gardens and she makes “tomato cocktail”(juice) with her tomatoes.

You might enjoy these other recent posts...

Hannah's First Movie Full-circle with Beauty and the Beast

The movie Beauty and the Beast has a special place in my heart and in our family. Hannah has never been an over the top girly-girl. As a kid, she … Continue reading

The Bodacious Beaver

During my travels Downeast I’ve seen many beaver lodges – the pile of sticks peeking out of an estuary, pond or marsh. On occasion, I watched a beaver swim along, … Continue reading

The Downeast Thunder Farm European Robin

This one is for you folks across the pond – a European robin to help welcome spring. It wasn’t until Nancy from the Netherlands shared a picture of her robin … Continue reading

The First Robin of Spring

Enjoying my first cup of coffee while watching the flurry of activity at the bird feeders is a lovely way to start the day. I just about spilled said coffee … Continue reading

The Bonny Budgie

Although spring is all but around the corner, it was entirely too windy and bitter cold today to venture outside for long. I opted to play with a pattern and … Continue reading

In Search of Serenity

In a week overloaded with challenges, stress, and entirely too much work, where the ordinary suddenly goes off track, I’ve been in search of a bit of serenity. Thankfully, I’ve … Continue reading