Some time ago, a blogger called TBM left a comment on our site. Of course, we visited her site and this is what we found. One day she made a decision to change her life. She wanted it to be full and she wanted it to be happy. She set three goals: Visit 192 countries. Watch the 100 top movies, in order. Read 1001 books. She didn’t just visit countries, she climbed mountains. Her travel photos are amazing and make us feel as if our feet are on the ground in those same places. She’s working her way through the movie list and sharing her reviews. But most of all, she didn’t just start reading 1001 books, she wrote one: A Woman Lost. We are very excited for her. Visit her site 50yearproject and buy her book on Amazon. You won’t be disappointed in either. She is one of those people who come in to your life and make it just a little bit better than it was before. She’s what my grandmother used to call a “gem”.
We aren’t cooking this week because we hit the tomato motherlode at the produce auction. Five pounds of romas to dry in the oven. 18 pounds of chocolate cherry tomatoes to pickle and 20 pound of Black Krim heirloom tomatoes. Oh and four cantalope. This is what we did. 33 jars total and two full bags of dried tomatoes for the winter.
PICKLED SWEET CHERRY TOMATOES THREE WAYS: DILL, BAY LEAF & ROSEMARY & WITH PEPPERS FROM OUR GARDEN (recipe from the Preservation Kitchen cookbook)
VANILLA MELON JAM (recipe from the Preservation Kitchen cookbook)
This isn’t a thick jam but it is wonderful. Mixed with yogurt, on ice cream, on crostini with goat cheese and soppresatta. It’s amazing