Tomatoes & zuccihini

Tomatoes & zuccihini

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:06 pm

Canned dozeb pint jars Tangy salsa last weekend with what we picked, made 7 more pints salsa' and 4 quarts reg sauce tonite, plus bag of tomatoes is what was also picked tonite. More regular sauce to make. Zuccihinni is also abundant, us and daughter have been making bread for several weeks. Can only take so much of the bread. fiirst pics on card table from other week, bag from tonites picking, plenty more on plants, soon it wwill be time to make green tomatoe relish. (first frost)
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Re: Tomatoes & zuccihini

PostBy: gaw On: Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:25 pm

Good looking ‘maters. I never had a tomato recipe that called for “Premium Exterior Screws” That’s different.

I made two batches of ketchup to take care of my excess. That is a good way to get so little finished product from so much raw product. A gallon of tomatoes yields about a quart and a half of ketchup.

If I get a lot more I may try BBQ sauce.
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Re: Tomatoes & zuccihini

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:49 pm

gaw wrote: ... I never had a tomato recipe that called for “Premium Exterior Screws” That’s different. ...

9 x 2-1/2 .... MMMMM.... those are goooood!! :woot: :funny: toothy

The wifey just canned up a pile of 'maters for sauce. I think we got about 10 qts. out of the garden this year, not to mention ones we gave away & the rest I ate daily. Great year for the things this year.
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Re: Tomatoes & zuccihini

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:28 pm

My wife makes the salsa also. We eat it as fast as she makes it. It never makes it to the jars :) She also has a big pot cooking down on the outdoor grill all day. Man does that smell good! We make the sweet relish out of the zuchinni. This year we had fried zuchinni. a little different than most. We took an oversized one peeled it. cut it into long slabs and took all the seeds off. Then breaded with seasoned bread crumbs. Dipped in egg first of course. Then fried lightly in olive oil and garlic. Can't fry it to much or it gets mushy. That real good. :)
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Re: Tomatoes & zuccihini

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:56 pm

Hey Scottscoaled, found a recipe for the zuccihini relish, made some. Thats good stuff. zuccihini fried is also good, probably better with the salsa on it. :up:
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Re: Tomatoes & zuccihini

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:57 pm

Wilder, that relish on a grilled cheese burger with Ketchup is what I live for all summer. SWEET relish!!!!!! :)
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Re: Tomatoes & zuccihini

PostBy: Dann757 On: Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:05 am

Nice produce, it's always great to see. I've been hanging around this forum so long I'm telling the same stories over and over again.....

I'm kind of the unofficial caretaker here, for the last 20 years. My friend and landlady has a tendency to allow a garden in the spring and then complain how it looks at the end of the season. The deer in this area are well fed and overpopulated. So, one year I had a makeshift fence put up around a small 15 x 15 garden. Sure enough, she wanted the eyesore gone. I could have just stalled for time; but got mad. I had regular 6' snow fence stakes holding up the wire mesh fence all around. I got my 95 Jimmy, hooked a chain to the corner post, and drove across the field with 60' of fence, posts, weeds behind me! Hahahahahhaah I was furious, but it was actually an efficient way to remove the garden! There was a dumpster here at the time, I threw it all in :D

Another year I had another sharecroppers peasant garden going very well in the spring. One morning I looked and the entire garden was gone. Deer got in, it looked like Hiroshima :D

On another attempt, I had steel snow fence posts, 15x15 area again, wire deer fence 6' high and chicken wire the first 3' up. Really hacked together but found materials at no cost. I made the corner gate out of 2x4's and the hinge was the wire fence itself.
This garden was doing well, mostly tomatoes, and one day I looked down the field and a doe was nudging her snout into the gate. I was mad, and started walking toward the doe. She got spooked, and somehow pushed her way into the garden. I kept walking toward the garden and that doe freaked out. She was bouncing around in the garden, back and forth, hitting the fence. She put her snout down low and charged the back of the garden. I swear, her snout got caught under the bottom of the fence, and her entire body flipped up and over the fence! This all happened in about 5 seconds!!!
I thought, "Well at least she's on the outside of the garden now." The fence was all crushed, I went to look and the doe was lying on the ground looking at me. I thought she was just knocked out, but she had broken her own neck. I couldn't locate anybody to come and harvest her; so I dragged her into the woods and buried her in a serial killer grave that I dug with the rototiller!!! :D

Now I just get produce at the local farm store but there's always hope for next season :lol:
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Re: Tomatoes & zuccihini

PostBy: urdahere On: Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:21 am

Would you mind posting your recipe for the Salsa that never makes it to the jar. I have got a ton of tomatoes and need to do something else with them. Have plenty of sauce.
Thanks,

Joe
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