Tuesday, September 26, 2006

CSA crop share 19

You'll be surprised by whom the Blooming Glen CSA bootie is brought to you by this week... See below :)

It's the hampie poo! :D While we (Brookie, Avery and I) were unloading the produce for photographs, Avery grabbed his hamster for a roll around the yard in his super duper glow in the dark ball. Isn't he the sweetest?

Avery's all, "Yoh, gimme my hamster back, Auntie Brooke." "Dood hamster is chillin' in the sun man, relax."

Anyway.... Yeah, EIGHT POUNDS of green heirloom tomatoes. Apparently, they're done ripening for the season. Tricia the farmer provided us with a Green Tomato Relish recipe in this week's newsletter. We haven't tried it yet, but I I had to post it now for two reasons: One, just in case any of you could use it ('tis the season, you know), and two, because it's Tricia's grandma's recipe (too special to wait):

Nanny’s Green Tomato Relish
* This makes a huge batch for canning. We got over 10 pint jars. You could easily cut in half, or in third for eating fresh.
1 peck green tomatoes (roughly 20apple size)
6 large onions
6 green peppers
6 red peppers
Put through chopper and drain.

3 pints sugar
3 pints vinegar
1 T whole cloves, in cloth or tea ball
1 stick cinnamon
Boil quite awhile (20 min.?), remove cinnamon stick and cloves. Pour over relish.

1 T Salt
1 T celery see
1 T mustard see
Boil 20 mins.

Process in boiling water canner for 15 min.

Let us know if you try the recipe - or, share any other green tomato recipes that you have! :)


Jenn said...

i am sure it's really yummy and in fact I have had tomato relish before - but the ingredients would never sell me on tasting it ... odd how it all comes together

Vicki said...

georgous food photos -- the colors and goodness really shine through. cute hamster shot!

wheresmymind said...

Does the hampster dance???

Emmy said...

The produce looks lovely. Wow, eight pounds of heirloom tomatoes! Lucky you :)

Avery's hamster is so cute!!!

Anonymous said...

Nanny is my Mom and we used to make it every year. Now Tricia and I make it. Never lasts long enough-we seem to run out of it way too soon. Great food pictures Grammy B.

Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

Wow, that's a lot of stuff. How much longer do you get your crop share for?


JAM*tacular said...

Jeff, we actually have a collection of those dancing hamsters in the office. Avery's doesn't dance much, though :)

Grammy B, we're looking forward to eating some of the relish this weekend! (Jenn, you'll try some?)

Our share goes through November and started on the last weekend of May, Crystal.

:) Mikaela