The fortuitous beauty of last weekend allowed me to clear out half of my vegetable garden. Part of me really wanted to keep the tomato still planted, but the other side of me said “What the hell are you thinking, woman? The weather is good and those tomatoes are now half dead anyway. Do you really want to be doing this is the cold?!?â€ I really hate cold.
While the tomatoes are still green and alive, for the most part, they will not be producing anymore red tomatoes. I pulled a handful of cherry green tomatoes and thought that was the end. Then I got to the back of the tomato beds…
I am sure you all have areas like this in your garden (or maybe I am alone in this and I am a freak.). Little nooks and crannies where, when the season gets going and the plants get huge, you simply can’t get to. Once the tomatoes were out of the way, I weeded with a fury and found dozens of volunteer tomato plants snaking in and out of the weeds. Nary a red tomato to be found but there were dozens and dozens of green cherry tomatoes.
And being a good Scottish lass, I cannot simply throw those little green tomatoes. I must keep them… for something. I love fried green tomatoes, but the thought of breading and pan frying a few dozen cherry tomatoes is less than appealing. So I am turning to the public at large. Do you have some good recipes for cherry tomatoes? If you do, please post the recipe in the comments. Surely these tomatoes do not need to go to waste!