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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #381 on: September 07, 2012, 06:06:55 PM »
I used the tomatoes picked this morning to make more of Lesís sauce and used the Classico crushed tomatoes again.  I also added a fair amount of fennel seeds this time.  I liked the fennel taste in Lesís sauce.

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #382 on: September 07, 2012, 06:15:23 PM »
Norma,

Have the hornworms been eating your tomatoes this year?
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #383 on: September 07, 2012, 06:49:24 PM »
Norma,

Have the hornworms been eating your tomatoes this year?

Craig,

I only had two hornworms this year. One at Reply 235 http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,19160.msg201215.html#msg201215 and one at Reply 212 http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,19160.msg200573.html#msg200573 I didnít even kill the second hornworm, but relocated him.  :angel:  I also have a lot of praying mantis, so maybe they are helping some.

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #384 on: September 08, 2012, 11:41:19 AM »
Norma,

Have the hornworms been eating your tomatoes this year?

They all drove to CT this year to my garden!

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #385 on: September 08, 2012, 05:21:50 PM »
They all drove to CT this year to my garden!

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Barry,

Sorry they are all now in your area harming your tomatoes.  Hornworms driving there is funny!   :-D

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #386 on: September 10, 2012, 06:50:40 AM »
I used some of Lesís sweet sauce last evening on some fresh spinach pasta that I purchased at Tallutoís yesterday.  I visited Tallutoís at the 9th St. Italian Market in Philly yesterday at Reply 67 http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,19792.msg209352.html#msg209352

The fresh spinach pasta with Lesís sauce tasted great.  I had planned to get some fresh sausage at the 9th St. Italian Market also, but the place where I wanted to purchase the sausage was closed yesterday.  I just used some sweet Italian sausage I had frozen in my freezer. 

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #387 on: September 10, 2012, 11:21:42 AM »
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Dang Norma, I sure know where to get good Sunday vittles next time I venture up North!   ;D
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #388 on: September 10, 2012, 05:03:49 PM »
Katy bar the door...
Dang Norma, I sure know where to get good Sunday vittles next time I venture up North!   ;D
You're break'in my heart here woman.  :chef:

Bob,

Thanks!  :)  That was an easy meal with Les's sauce already made and the pasta was purchased the same day.  All I had to do was prepared the sausage and and cook the pasta for a few minutes.

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #389 on: September 10, 2012, 05:34:26 PM »
I have recently switched over to that fresh pasta like you have there Norma. Well, except for my beloved Kraft dinner...that will Nevah change  ;)

That fresh is some kind of good though.
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #390 on: September 10, 2012, 06:37:57 PM »
I have recently switched over to that fresh pasta like you have there Norma. Well, except for my beloved Kraft dinner...that will Nevah change  ;)

That fresh is some kind of good though.

Bob,

I agree that fresh pasta is a lot better.  ;D  Do you make your own pasta?  I never learned how to make pasta. 

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« Reply #391 on: September 10, 2012, 07:26:25 PM »
Norma,
I make egg noodles once in a great while for my take on pepper steak (noodles instead of rice). It's not difficult but sort of a hassle. Pasta (semolina)noodles are a 'lil tricky I hear in getting them dried out correctly. The store bought fresh ones available now a days ars just fine for me thank you very much.  ;D  I can't keep up with my wish list as it is, but I'll bet you could make some mean home made pasta if you put your mind to it Norma.  8)
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #392 on: September 10, 2012, 08:19:32 PM »
Norma,
I make egg noodles once in a great while for my take on pepper steak (noodles instead of rice). It's not difficult but sort of a hassle. Pasta (semolina)noodles are a 'lil tricky I hear in getting them dried out correctly. The store bought fresh ones available now a days ars just fine for me thank you very much.  ;D  I can't keep up with my wish list as it is, but I'll bet you could make some mean home made pasta if you put your mind to it Norma.  8)

Bob,

I canít keep up with my wish list either.  I have enough of an addiction in trying different experiments with pizzas to keep me busy the rest of my life.  :-D  Probably the only time I would try making pasta is if someone purchased all the stuff I needed. 

I make home made pot pie squares and that is about as close as I will get to making pasta, unless I master pizza first.

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #393 on: September 12, 2012, 02:25:18 PM »
Mangular, the Mighty Malevolent Mulching Mower makes short work of the dried corn stalks.   8)

The tomato plants, except for the Matt's Wild Cherry, have ended up in the compost pile.  The pile itself will be shredded along with the leaves, sticks, dead plant tops, and everything else during general fall clean up time beginning late next month.   ;D

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #394 on: September 12, 2012, 05:29:47 PM »
Pete,

Thanks for the pictures of your mower  8) and your compost pile.   ;D

I still have some tomatoes and peppers getting ripe, but sure not as many as before.  I like fall, but hate to think of winter.  :(

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #395 on: September 12, 2012, 07:59:17 PM »
I like fall, but hate to think of winter.  :(

It's a good time to visit Houston.  ;D
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #396 on: September 12, 2012, 09:29:50 PM »
It's a good time to visit Houston.  ;D

Craig,

Lol, when it gets colder here I agree!   ;D  For me, this is the bittersweet time of the year.  In past years I didn't mind winter at all, but since I am getting older, I dread winter more each year.  I guess your weather stays pretty warm though the winter. 

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #397 on: September 12, 2012, 09:32:38 PM »
Craig,

Lol, when it gets colder here I agree!   ;D  For me, this is the bittersweet time of the year.  In past years I didn't mind winter at all, but since I am getting older, I dread winter more each year.  I guess your weather stays pretty warm though the winter.  

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #398 on: September 12, 2012, 09:49:00 PM »
Lol, when it gets colder here I agree!   ;D  For me, this is the bittersweet time of the year.  In past years I didn't mind winter at all, but since I am getting older, I dread winter more each year. 

I know what you mean, Norma. I grew up in Montreal, and then lived in Toronto before moving to CT 10 years ago. I started to lose my taste for winter when I quit skiing and playing hockey in my early 20's, and my tolerance for winter has gone steadily downhill since then (and that was a looooong time ago). I tell people I moved here for the weather.  :-D But I never owned a snowblower until I moved here.

I was at the community garden today, and I don't know how much more I'm going to get from the tomato plants. The basil is pretty huge, and we'll process that once it gets a little colder. I think I'll use Bill's (I think) method of running it through the food processor with some EVOO and freezing it.

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #399 on: September 12, 2012, 09:49:33 PM »
The first seven years I lived in this house, it never dropped below freezing. Living near the water helps. It freezes every year on the north side of town.

Craig,

Thanks for explaining how the weather around Houston is.   :)  Sounds good to me.  Probably, next month sometime we will have our first freeze.  This morning I had to put a sweatshirt on to keep warm at home.  

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