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October 13, 2010

Indian Summer = Ripe Tomatoes

I know you've heard me complain about the 95 degree weather we've been having here in northern California this October, but yesterday when I went out to water, I found these.....

YES!  Ripened tomatoes!  I thought it would never happen this year!  And it's all in thanks to our hot Indian Summer weather. 

So you won't hear me complain anymore.  I promise!  I'm SO looking forward to these green tomatoes turning red in the days to come.

 The lemon cucumbers are also plentiful.

I just love tomato and cucumber salads.  Slice them up, some Kosher salt, fresh ground pepper, olive oil, and vinegar.  So Good! 

Bryce enjoyed this dish so much, he began making tomato and cucumber 'sandwiches' out of the slices.  He ate about six or seven 'sandwiches' joke!

Maybe the Indian Summer weather can do something for my itty bitty watermelons......

Happy Wednesday!
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Anonymous said...

I'm so glad yours are finally ripening, hope mine do soon....Bryce takes after his Nonny (& Nonnie Great, & Nana Rose)....we all love(ed) Tomato & lemon cuke sandwiches! Do you need some bell peppers? Mine are finaly 'big'. love ya, Nonny

Katie said...

Nancy, we have an Indian Summer in North Dakota also this year. One cold snap in September and then warm wonderful temps which caused my tomatoes to bloom and produce hundreds of tomatoes late in the season. I finally picked about two huge boxes of them and brought them into ripen now that are evenings are getting cooler. But what am I going to do with all of them? I need more hours in the day!

Pat Tillett said...

One word...

Alexandra said...

OK, the deliciouosness of these pictures!! Yes, there is only one thing I love more than garden fresh tomatoes and cukes and that is Paul Newman vinegarette over them.


maryelizabethroche said...

I'm going to miss the tomatoes this winter!!
I'm already starting to hunker down for the upcoming winter!


The Weaver of Grass said...

Do you make green tomato chutney with the green tomatoes which do not ripen. I dont know whether you have it over there but if you would like the recipe just let me know. It is lovely eaten with cold meat.