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chilipepper's Journal

chilipepper's Journal

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Fresh tomatoes

27 October 2009 14:51:05
Amish paste

Amish paste

Picked the last of the Amish paste tomatoes this morning, just under 3lb, these were off the 2 plants we had grown from the side-shoots taken from the original plants in June i think, well they provided us with a nice late crop, they will be left on the plate with the banana to ripen! lovely fresh home grown tomatoes for November!!!


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Cloncaw Cloncaw 27 October 2009 15:11:57

Worth the effort when you are rewarded with such high yields from all your plants.

Love the photos of Oct produce , what do you do with all those chillis?


chilipepper chilipepper 27 October 2009 15:29:07

Hi Cloncaw, we use them in various different dishes such as Indian, Mexican and even in a simple dish like scrambled eggs, also chili oil, salsa, sweet chili sauce and even chocolate & chili cake.  We hang and dry our chillies to use through the year and are just at the end of last years crop.


Rachel Rachel 27 October 2009 15:52:33

Isn't it sad to see the last of the tomatoes?


chilipepper chilipepper 27 October 2009 16:02:40

Hi Rachel, in many ways yes it is but as you said in your last entry, its nice to have a bit more time on your hands! now that the tomato harvest has been processed and frozen we can really enjoy it over the winter months...............


fran m fran m 27 October 2009 19:31:44

It is always a wonder to me how things like putting a banana with green toms was discovered, most likely by accident, but what is the connection that makes it work I wonder?

Just looked at the photos, they are great, do you use a lot of chilies all year round?


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