Another first in 2020

What a strange year it has been.

The spring was unusually cool, so I planted the vegetable garden later than usual. Then it got extremely hot immediately. The tomato plants produced a few tomatoes but then largely went dormant.

With the cooling of autumn, out popped more tomatoes. But it is so cool they are not ripening.

I picked a half dozen and left them in the kitchen window to ripen, but to no avail.

So, for the first time in my life I fixed fried green tomatoes. Simple recipe I pulled off the net β€” dredge in flour and Cajun spice, then egg and milk and finally bread crumbs. About the same as you would for wienerschnitzel. Added a dash of Louisiana hot sauce and they were rather tasty.

I have a lot more tomatoes, so there is bound to be more on our table. Perhaps for Thanksgiving.

10 comments on “Another first in 2020

  1. Bruce Feher says:

    I spent over $500 on seeds, plants and other β€œgarden” items. My yield was a total of 3 small tomatoes πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ˜‚

  2. Expensive produce. Not very productive.

  3. John Smith says:

    I love fried green tomatoes. Great observation and the mixed blessing of planting.

    Sent from my iPhone


  4. txcasey says:

    How very Southern of you.

  5. Bill says:

    Nevada tomato raising is always an uncertain adventure, especially if you live in the North or the East. Thank goodness for the advent of Farmers’ Markets otherwise one is doomed to store bought gas-tables. By the way, some of your fried tomatoes look a bit charred.

  6. Greg Bilyeu says:

    FYI, Next time you have picked green tomatoes, don’t put them on a windowsill, put them in a brown paper bag roll up the top and sit it in a cool, dark place. You will be surprised how quickly they ripen. We did this and still have some nice red ripe tomatoes!

    Greg Bilyeu

  7. The brown paper bag may be harder to find than the green tomatoes.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Anyone that loves tomatoes this much can’t be all bad.

    Life would hardly be worth all the effort to me if I didn’t have good tomatoes.

  9. Yes sir, yes sir, two bags full. How long do you think it might take?

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