Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Smoked Tomatoes


  The tomatoes are seasoned with Italian Herbs,roasted garlic ,black pepper,minced garlic,onions and agave nectar. Roast in BBQ for 2 hours on low and add some smoking wood to Briquettes.

Baked Tomatoes


   Baked tomatoes are seasoned with black pepper,granulate garlic,Cyprus flake    salt,cumin,basil,oregano,thyme,olive oil,agave sweetener and minced onions. Bake in Oven at 325*F for 1 hour. This way your tomatoes come up even better tasting. Now make your sauces or jar them for next year.

Pressure Cooking Tomatoes


   Pressure cook the jar for 10 minutes at 5 lbs.

Making tomatoe base


   Take the tomatoes and cook them for 3 hours. Them your ready to use in many types of sauces. I will Can my tomatoes so I could eat them next year. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt per pint.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Perep Tomatoes

After Taking off all the skins of the tomatoes cut them in half. Then remove all seeds and if you can't it is O.K.

Peal Tomaoes


   After taking out the hot tomatoes from cold bath you start to peal them. Hot Tomatoes! You will haler in pain.

Hot Bath Tomatoes


   The tomatoes are lowered in the hot water and sit for 1min. If thay crack open time to get them out! You can shook them by pouring cold water over them. Making the tomatoes nice to peal.

Tomatoes Need Cleaning


   All tomatoes need the green stem pulled off before hot water bath.

Sun Dry Perep.2


   Clean all jars and lids then sanitize in hot water. Place the sun dried tomatoes in the hot jars. Pour in hot olive oil in 220*-240*F,the tomatoes will cook little more. If the oil clouds up ,let it sit for a week and oil becomes clear. To many olive particles in the oil make it cloud up.

Sun Dry Perep.1


   The tomatoes are ready in 4 days of sun baking. If the days are cool you must can them in hot oil.

Solar Oven

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   A solar oven is used to cook the tomatoes on cooler days.

Sun Dry Perep.

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   The tomatoes need to have air flow on top and bottum.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Spice and True Flavor

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   Spice and true flavor is the only way to make a good sun dry tomatoes.

Eating off the Vine

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   The best tasting tomatoes are vine ripen ones.More sugars are present in the make-up of the tomato.

Tomatoes Fall Over

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   The end of Summer and the cooling of Winter means it time to Harvest.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Vine on Trellis Time Over


   When the vines dry up strat to wither it's time to cut them all down. Put all the vines in your compost bin or compost pile. Then double dig the soil to loosen it up break all the lumps and clumps. Add aged manure over the plot. I cover it with mulch, then grow a cover crop of  Legumes.

Halloween Pumpkin

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   One of the scariest pumpkin I have seen and you don't even have to carve them .

Monday, September 26, 2011

Trellis Pumpkin Harvest

Harvest is in Pumpkin time

14 pound Galeux d'Eysines

7 pound Galeux d'Eysines

8 pound Galeuxd'Eysines

Galeuxd'Eysines 5 pounder

10 pound Galeux d'Eysines

11 pound Galeux d'Eysines

1 Galeux d'Eysines 20 pounder back side

2 Galeux d'Eysines 12 pounds

1 Galeux d' Eysines 20 pounds

Picking Squash/Pumpkins off the Vine.

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   Growing on trellises have so many advantages over the one on the ground. The pumpkins need to be protected from the elements and pest.

Harvesting On Pumpkin Trellises

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   When it is time, cut the stem where the vine begins.  Then store in cool place about 55*F(13*C) under a table or closet.      

Harvesting Hanging French Heirloom

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    You can tell it is time to harvest with my tips. This variety  serves as a squash and pumpkin colliery world. The sweet orange flesh is used in French baking and soups.

Trellised Pumpkin Harvest

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   Time to harvest Galeux d' Eysines from the trellis.

Tomatoes are Harvested


   When it gets cold the Pantano Romanescoes strat to crack open at the top.

Solar Oven for Sun Dry Tomatoes


   Using a Solar Oven to cook tomatoes is a faster way to go.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

San Marzano Gigante 3 Tomato Plant


   This plant has a bumper crop of tomatoes growing out of it. This year is a good one for the books.

Sun Dried Tomatoes are Caned.


   After you sun dry your tomatoes Can them in olive oil. The olive oil is heated to 220*F then pored over the Caned dried tomatoes and sealed with a lid.

Big Mamas sun dried


   The tomatoes have dried in the sun for 7 day now.They are ready to eat or can.

Tomatoes dry in the sun


   The tomatoes have been daring in the sun for 4 days. At night I take them in to protect them from pest.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sun Dried Tomatoes


   The sun dried tomatoes are cook out side in the sun for 4 to 7 days. You must have very hot day over 95*f to cook right.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Pumpkin Flower with Bee


   You need both flowers male and female to grow pumpkins. Cut and keep some flowers so you can self pollinate when needed to. The Bees pollinate the flowers for us but when not around you have to be the Bee.

Pumpkins On Trellis Hang Time Hanging


   Pumpkins can be cured by leaving them about a week in the field.

Pumpkins On Trellis Eats


  They need all the food you can give them like Compost Tea, Fish and Sea Fertilizers.

Old Man Pumpkin


   You can tell a pumpkin is ripe by the stem started to dry and the skin begins to harden. Hanging Pumpkins have strong stems making them long and strait.

Top Hanging Pumpkins


   The pumpkins wear on the top but the wind blow them off.

Pumpkins On Trellis Is Over


   The pumpkin is 200 days old making it time to harvest. When the vine dies the pumpkins cry.

Pumpkins On Trellis Hang Time


   More air circulation means fewer disease and pest.

Pumpkins On Trellis Hang


   The pumpkin hang off the ground

Pumpkins On Trellis Clime


   The pumpkins like to growe at the edge of the trellis on top.

Teen Pumpkin


   The pumpkin is about 90 days old making it a teenager in age.

Baby Pumpkin


   The pumpkins are growing after 60 days.

Pumpkins On Trellis


   The plants are 90 days old.

Sugar Snap Peas

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   Pick your peas fresh and make pea soup.

Peas Harvest

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   Sugar snap peas are sweet and you can eat the pods.

Squash Flower



  The Female flower will sometimes appear before male flowers.

Harvest Summer Squash


   The squash harvest is in, time for the next one to begin.

Squash Harvesting

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   You should wear protection when harvesting squash.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Garlic Harvest 4

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Garlic Harvest 3

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Garlic Harvest 2

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Garlic Harvest 1

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Garlic Harvest

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Beetroots Mammoth Red Mangal

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Beetroots

Mammoth Red Mangel

25 lbs Mammoth Red Mangal Beet

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25 lbs Beetroot

Big 25 lbs Beetroot

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Recycle Charcoal

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Fish Bruchetta 16

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Fish Bruchetta 15

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Fish Bruchetta 14

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Fish Bruchetta 13

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Fish Bruchetta 12

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Fish Bruchetta 11

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Fish Bruchetta 10

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Fish Bruchetta 9

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Fish Bruchetta 8

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Fish Bruchetta 7

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Fish Bruchetta 6

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Fish Bruchetta 5

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Fish Bruchetta 4

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Fish Bruchetta 3

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Fish Bruchetta 2

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Fish Bruchetta 1

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   Starting with the sides.