Fresh Tomato Salsa You can make this just with a knife or in a food processor. If using a food processor, just lightly pulse or you will have soup! I cut four big tomatoes into quarters and just set in strainer for a half hour or so to get rid of some of the water. Then cut up (with processor or knife) tomatoes into small pieces, 2 cloves or more of garlic - chopped, up to one hot pepper - chopped, as much cilantro as you want (we love cilantro so use a lot), 2 -5 scallions - chopped, salt...
We are now collecting the final ingredients for our Schoodic Salve. In the late spring we collected comfrey and plantain leaf. Now we are collecting calendula flowers when they are at peak bloom. We can smell and feel the active resins as we collect these beautiful blossoms. The soothing effect of calendula is an important constituent in the salve. Once all the ingredients are dried, we will immerse them in oil and let that sit for 3 or more months. Then we strain that oil and use it, along with beeswax, to make the salve.
As the full moon passed on Friday, we saw a remarkable shift taking place around us. The daylight hours are noticeably decreasing and the angle of light is changing. All the fruits in the fields are responding by ripening at a rapid rate. The sweet corn has tassels sending down pollen onto silks and swelling ears. Lettuce that had been chomped by ground hogs, is slowly recovering, but it will be a couple of weeks before we have lettuce again. We are spending most of our time each day collecting food from the various gardens. Harvest season has begun!
Carrots - Our carrots are finally ready for sale. After getting chomped down by groundhogs, these tenacious roots grew back their tops and sized up nicely. Small, tender, sweet, delicious. Cucumbers - These fruits are bursting off the vine in one of our hoophouses and are ready for your sandwiches, salads, and snack plates. Green Beans - Purple, Green, Yellow, Spekled...these fresh beans will be in your belly before you get them home. Crisp and refreshing.
4 Ripe Tomatoes (quartered) 1 Cup Basil ½ Cup Parsley Garlic (2-3 cloves) ¼ tsp Salt Pinch Black Pepper Add all ingredients to Food Processor. With the processor going add 1 cup oil (Extra Virgin Olive or other raw cold pressed oil) Covers 1 Pound pasta or more