Sunday, September 18, 2011
Victoria is not known for its tomato crop. Our weather is generally too cool to ripen them before the end of the season. But this year in spite of our slow start we experienced several weeks of warm, dry weather. And the result is a sweet tomato crop as shown above.
I just love home grown tomatoes of all types. My favorite way to use them is in fresh tomato sauce on pasta. I use chopped tomatoes (fully ripe), lots of basil, salt and pepper and mozzarella (fresh if possible, but even the packaged stuff works). This makes a heavenly dish that shouts late summer.
This weekend we're experiencing more fall-like weather, even clouds, but those tomatoes are keeping summer's memory alive.