Wednesday, August 13, 2014

tomatoes, yarn, fabric

I have a ridiculous amount of tomatoes right now.  For the last three years, my tomato crop has been awful, but this year is the mother lode year.  I'm picking, cooking, giving away and eating them as fast as I can.  I'm not complaining.  One can never have too much yarn, fabric or tomatoes.
If you find yourself with an overabundance of the juicy red globes of goodness, here's a recipe that my sister in law made for us years ago from the Silver Palate Good Times cookbook, and I have been making it ever since.

Into a bowl add:
Several chopped tomatoes
 a few diced garlic cloves
Cut up a wedge of Brie into chunks (the best you can, I know it's soft, just lick your fingers real good when you're done)
chopped, fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste

Pour some of your best Olive Oil over the whole mess.  It doesn't have to be swimming in it, just make it sloppy.
Grab a hunk of bread, stand over the bowl and wait 2 hours for the flavors to meld. (Yeah, right. How about 2 seconds)
Sop up the juice with your bread.  Rub your belly when your done, wipe the olive oil off your chin and declare this the best dinner so far this summer, or ever.

 Here comes another wishful knitting post. At the yarn shop I found a few silky skeins of Berroco Folio, an alpaca/rayon mix. Which I bought.
Sitting right next to the yarn was a pattern book. Which I also bought.
Maybe someday I will start one of these lovelies, or, I'm hoping my mom will take pity on me and make it for me.

Meredith, I think you have this book don't you?  Didn't I see this yellow sweater on your blog?
Berocco Folio booklet #344  So cute!!! It's rare to find a booklet with at least 3 patterns that I like.

I started to clean out my sewing room over the weekend.  "Started" being the operative word here.  I ran across an an orphan block from my first attempt at making a flowering snowball.  I added a border, then some random 3 1/2 inch blocks, another border.....
This is turning into some kind of medallion/improv/use what you have /quilt. Maybe a pieced border for the next round?  I guess you could say I'm technically cleaning the room, since I'm moving fabric out of the cupboard and onto the design wall.
Okay so it's a lateral move. I'll clean next week.


  1. I like your way of cleaning up, you could actually talk me into that. And your tomatoe recipe sounds delicious, I will try it with my next crop.

  2. Some lovely stuff in this post, Lynne. When we had a glut of tomatoes, I froze them just as they were. They come out like billiard balls and collapse when defrosted, but are brill for tomato sauces, casseroles, etc. x

  3. oh that tomato recipe sounds SO good!! yum.

  4. Mmmm, I lost what else you wre saying as I was too busy imagining the salad !

  5. I grow cherry tomatoes. So good! If only I looked like the models when I wear my sweaters....
    Happy knitting, and eating ; )

  6. Dang, that sounds delicious. If my tomatoes ever ripen, I'm making that immediately. Your medallion/thingy looks lovely--keep going! Love the two-color knitted wrap, too--looks like I'm headed to the yarn store. :)

  7. Yes you did see that sweater and it has since been frogged as I somehow mixed up the front and the back and it looked wonky. I am casting it back on tonight and hope I can keep it straigt. I love the yarn, it is a joy to work with. Cast on with me why don't you?


You guys are awesome! Thank you for the comments!