Everything on the plate except the olives, oil, and sausage came from our garden. Fermented dill pickles and tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, and grilled eggplant and zucinni. Perhaps it would have looked like more on a smaller plate but it was filling. I forgot the fresh herbs. Next time.
There’s been a flurry of activity in the kitchen this week. Corn relish, sweet and sour sauce, and stewed tomatoes are beginning to line the shelves.
The bottom jar has powdered tomato skins to be used in soups etc. The peels were in the dehydrator over night and then into the blender. I’m really happy with the outcome. One more item, although small, kept out of the garbage or compost.
Bottom line: try to use as much of a product as possible. You know the old saying, “waste not, want not”.
Now if I could curb the “want-me” thinking I’d be good to go.