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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #480 on: April 06, 2013, 10:30:03 PM »

Do you have many possums in your neck of the woods?

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #481 on: April 06, 2013, 10:33:00 PM »
:-D :-D    Norma, you are such a card...the Queen of Hearts!  8)

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I am part country.  I like Country music and also talk like a hick.   :-D 

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #482 on: April 06, 2013, 10:42:34 PM »
A little diddy going out to my friend Norma....

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #483 on: April 06, 2013, 11:20:36 PM »

A little diddy going out to my friend Norma....


Thanks for the little diddy my friend Bob!  ;D I didn’t like country music for many years until I watched the movie “Urban Cowboy” with John Travolta and Debra Winger.  I then wanted to be able to go to “Gilley’s” in TX to be able to learn to line-dance.  I never did learn how to line-dance though.    I love all those songs in “Urban Cowboy” and still might learn to line-dance.  I still believe no one is ever too old to do something if they really want to do it. 



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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #484 on: April 07, 2013, 01:41:56 AM »
The original Gilley's was only a few miles from where I live now. It burned down 20 or so years back, but I think they have one in Dallas that has the mechanical bull from down here.
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #485 on: April 07, 2013, 09:45:51 AM »
The original Gilley's was only a few miles from where I live now. It burned down 20 or so years back, but I think they have one in Dallas that has the mechanical bull from down here.

Craig,

Thanks for telling me that the original Gilley’s was only a few miles from where you live now and it burned down 20 or so years back.  Interesting that Gilley’s might have moved to Dallas and the original mechanical bull is there.

I did ride a mechanical bull a few times in Wildwood a few years back.  I have a photo of that somewhere.  It was fun riding that mechanical bull, but I sure couldn’t stay on it at a higher speed.  :-D

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Last of the harvest 2012
« Reply #486 on: April 12, 2013, 06:54:43 PM »
Well summer is well and truly over down at this end of the planet.  we had our first frost the other day, and I'm grabbing the last of the tomatoes.  pic below is a few of the San Marzanos - or whatever you call a San Marzano grown outside of the region??    Anyway, I'll be using them all up in one final sauce tonight.   It takes about 3 of these bad boys just to sauce a single 12" pizza!

And Norma - is it time to fire up a new thread for 2013?


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Re: Last of the harvest 2012
« Reply #487 on: April 12, 2013, 07:58:08 PM »
Well summer is well and truly over down at this end of the planet.  we had our first frost the other day, and I'm grabbing the last of the tomatoes.  pic below is a few of the San Marzanos - or whatever you call a San Marzano grown outside of the region??    Anyway, I'll be using them all up in one final sauce tonight.   It takes about 3 of these bad boys just to sauce a single 12" pizza!

And Norma - is it time to fire up a new thread for 2013?

Dylan,

Your San Marzano tomatoes look beautiful!  ;D  If you want me start a new thread I can.

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #488 on: April 13, 2013, 03:03:15 PM »
And then they got sauced...

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #489 on: April 13, 2013, 03:43:12 PM »
How were they? I started some of the Ferry Morse seed Marzano's this year.


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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #490 on: April 13, 2013, 04:54:24 PM »
And then they got sauced...

Dylan,

Your sauce sure looks good!

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #491 on: April 13, 2013, 05:11:07 PM »
My standard sauce is to crush a whole can of "italian tomatoes" (we're not spoiled for choice in New Zealand), uncooked, with no additives - so that's my reference point.

To get the sauce pictured above, I simply blanched and skinned the tomatoes, crushed them roughly by hand and finished with an immersion blender for a few seconds, and then left to sit for 3-4 hours.

The result I'd say was "refreshingly different".

Texture-wise the sauce was nearly gelatinous, with a lot less water content, but it was still perfectly good for spreading on a pizza with no fuss.

In terms of flavour, it was a whole new sensation really.  I would say this sauce was much less sweet, but just as rich and much more 'tomatoy', very flavoursome and more "real" for lack of another word.   It does make for a very different balance of flavours on the pizza, both my wife and I noticed that the pizza tasted "smokey" compared with my usual tinned-tomato based sauce - and I think the smokiness was a result of how different the basil, cheese, oil and crust tasted in relation to the fresh tomato.   It also had a pleasing freshness, bordering on rawness that was great - tinned tomatoes don't do this at all.

In honesty I wouldn't say that the fresh tomatoes produced a "superior" sauce, but it was so different and good that I'm glad I tried.

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #492 on: April 13, 2013, 07:48:09 PM »
Two different oreganos and spearmint tea are coming up now. Not much, but a start.

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