So on the last day of summer holidays let's catch up! First of all, thank you for so many kind comments on our tomato sauce and ketchup. I'm lucky to have a wonderful friend, Josie, who along with her mom really helped us out by finding out where we could buy our Spremy Tomato Mill without having to venture in to downtown Toronto - not my idea of fun. We did 3 bushels but her family usually does around 16-18 bushels! I'm in awe of how her family comes and works together for a weekend to produce enough sauce for everyone for the following year. I will post our sauce and ketchup recipes later this week. We want to make sure we are still loving the flavour or what changes we would make next year.
Our favourite corn farmers, Kent Farms, have grown the sweetest corn ever. We cook it in boiling water and then eat it naked - no butter, salt or seasonings - it is the best corn ever! Each Friday we buy a dozen corn which is a little much for just the two of us but we cooked it all up, eat what we can for dinner and then bag the rest to add to meals for the rest of the week. This week I had left over potatoes that needed to be used up so along with some other veggies and spices - voila dinner!
As the corn was so sweet I wanted to kick the flavour up a little so I added some True North (By Southwest) spice mix. It has a smokey-sweet maple flavour with some real kick in the pants SW spices mixed in. Perfect. We had some left over so we ate it with eggs for breakfast. I am so glad we put Kent Farm corn (5 dozen) in the freezer for the winter, what a treat it will be!
I have been experimenting with green tomatoes. First of all, I must confess, I actually don't like tomatoes! As the pigeon would say, "True story!" I can eat them in sandwiches, on burgers, chopped very tiny in pasta but generally, yuck! Barb and Mum wanted some fried green tomatoes so I said that I would make some for dinner and I discovered they have a different flavour from their red cousins. I drenched them in whole wheat flour, then in egg, and then in Panko bread crumbs with some cayenne and red pepper flakes mixed in. I also had some left over beets so I sliced them up and cooked them the same way. Yummy! Both were so delicious but spicy hot so some cool Tzatziki helped to mellow them out as did the ice cold beer!
The pastry cutters come with the machine so everything is simple.
Not quite finished cooking yet! They smell heavenly!
Thanks for catching up with me!