So on to Tomatopalooza 2010 - Lee Newman and I decided on Saturday July 31, and like last year, at Lake Wheeler Park in Raleigh. Many more details to follow. I will probably create a separate Tomatopalooza page on this site, but that's enough to get us started.
Today is a day to watch the rain fall and ponder our own garden (and transplant some Bird peppers and Mexico Midget tomatoes, along with some other things, in preparation for next weekend). Potatoes are due to arrive tomorrow, and there are beans, basil, tomatoes, peppers and eggplants to get into the ground or the pot. Where to find the time, though?
I went through the driveway and now have a good idea of what the seedling supplies are - see the From The Vine page.
GREAT simple dinner tonight. Saute garlic and sweet pepper in olive oil, add some chopped scallions. Season with salt, black and red pepper flakes. Add sugar snap peas, then after a few minutes, some asparagus - then some washed, mixed greens (we used purple and red mustard, red choi, broccoli rabe, chard and red Russian kale, and a few leaves of other Asian greens). When the greens are wilted, toss with cooked whole wheat linguine - then serve with grated Parmesan. Very fresh tasting - my variation of Pasta Primavera - all ingredients (except the peppers) from the Farmers market or our garden. Yum!