Just when I’ve totally given up on my tomatoes, the weather turns nice again! I made a batch of Green Tomato Mincemeat a month or so ago thinking that there was no way they’d ripen any more than they already had, but our weather has been incredibly sunny this fall, and it has really extended the harvest. While out in the garden this morning to gather more green tomatoes, I noticed that many of the plants are actually still flowering and producing new fruit (especially the Juliets). I picked everything that didn’t have a red tinge to it yet, but I left the Juliets to their own devices, because they seem to ripen so quickly.
On the agenda for today was a batch of Farmgirl Susan’s Green Tomato Relish. It’s much like a tangy salsa, flavoured with cumin and cilantro, which are two of my very favorite things. In addition to using up the last of my tomatoes, it also made use of some of the 25 pounds of apples that arrived a few days ago (more on that tomorrow) as well as the last of my Walla Walla onions. It looked so pretty in the pot: