Digging around in my freezer, I came across a frozen reminder of the season just past. A tub of green tomato salsa reminded me I never got around posting about that late season crop of green tomatoes.
Way back in late October, the night’s were getting chilly and I still had a ton of green tomatoes on the vine. I harvested 4 pounds of green tomatoes on October 27th and another 4 pounds a few weeks later. Back in those balmy fall days, I posted this photo on Instagram of my harvest and asked “What would you do with them?”
Comments suggested pickles, chutney, fried green tomatoes and, of course, green tomato salsa. I harvested mostly grape and cherry sized tomatoes, so I opted out of frying them. My current overly excessive stockpile of fermented vegetables also meant pickles were out.
Continue reading October’s Green Tomato Late Season Harvest
Whew. 2016 is wrapping up and it has been a wild year.
I am not into New Year’s resolutions and making a big hoopla out of starting anew on January 1st. I don’t look at the start of the new year as this fantastical day when a page turns and things suddenly change. While 2016 had both its ups and downs, honestly, the downs were devastating and life-changing events that are seared into my memory with sadness, pain and grief.
So, this year, I am actually looking forward to closing the book on 2016 and starting 2017 with a fresh new outlook. To prepare, I spent the several months in planning mode and put effort into my venture, Cooking with Kimi.
I made myself a cute little logo. I got fancy pictures taken so I looked like the bad-ass cooking instructor that I am.
I spent time ‘curating’ my presence on social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (insert unabashed plug to beg you to ‘like’, ‘follow’, ‘share’, ‘repost’ and <3 me often and with great enthusiasm).
I made cool new business cards and swag.
Continue reading Come, Take a Cooking Class with Me!