Tragedy struck today when I accidentally cremated the last of my heirloom tomatoes. Each year as summer draws to a close, I remove the last of the tomatoes from the dying plants and make green tomato relish for the coming year. It's a tradition and I start getting orders for green tomato relish from the family long before the seeds are even sown. Green tomato relish is the only way that my other half will eat tomatoes (just quietly, I reckon it's the only reason I'm allowed any real estate in the patch for them at all). It's one of those rituals, y'know, my goodbye to summertime I suppose and this time, I got distracted and I completely stuffed it up. If you happen to find yourself with a bucket of unripe tomatoes to do something with, here is my recipe for Green Tomato Relish and I highly recommend that you don't wander off and start rifling through seed packets (or something) at step 5.
Anyhoo... after packing my sterilised jars and labels back in the cupboard and sullenly ditching the burnt slop in the chookyard, I stopped mourning the end of summer and decided to be happy (because it's good for my health) and started thinking about what I'm looking forward to in the coming seasons.
What do you look forward to the most about cooler weather?
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