This week was the most bountiful of the growing season so far. Each visit to the garden yielded a harvest of tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, or beans. It was a busy weekend in the kitchen preserving.
Tomatoes are piled on the counter to ripen completely. Some are used for fresh salsa:
Most of the paste tomatoes are frozen for now until I have time to process into canned sauce and salsa.
Basketfuls of beans are harvest each day even from the Kentucky Wonder vines half eaten by deer. A batch of beans was pressure canned and a gallon zipper bag is in the fridge to give away.
I have a large number of zucchini on the counter to make into breads, lasagna, and to give away. The rest will be grated and frozen for later use in baked goods and soups.
Be sure to visit Daphne’s Dandelions to see what others are harvesting this week.