Last night we harvested what seems to be the last of our tomato crop. I have mixed feelings about this, as they take A LOT of work, those tomatoes. And this isn’t helping:
Upon seeing the glory of our harvest, I decided to make a batch of tomato soup. I love soup and I love tomatoes, so let’s go. I consulted a few recipes along the way and they all tell me the same thing:
Slice in half
I am getting better at following directions, and yet after I follow these directions, I’m left with the saddest, reddest blob of yuck EVER. Am I missing the boat here, or should I really have about a cup of tomato yuck after I remove all the rest of the tomato from 2 dozen tomatoes??
This doesn’t sit well with me. I am very fond of making use of the most of something and yet this seems like such a waste. I will post again if the soup tastes any better than if I used (horrors!!) canned tomatoes. And I will make sure to have thrown out to the luckiest (and only) chickens in the neighborhood the 90% of each tomato that I skinned, cored and sliced away.