Well school is back in swing, and for most, the concept of summer is becoming a faded memory. However, the weather usually has other plans. September is just another month of summer, but school schedules, football games, and Halloween decorations on sale EVERYWHERE would lead us to believe that summer has come and gone and we need to gear up for fall. But the reality of it is September can be one heck of a hot month and our gardens are still producing vegetables like crazy! So how do we find the middle ground of keeping our active school kids satiated, yet still use the veggies from the garden or farmers’ market and trying to keep things cool when the heat is in the upper 80s. This month, we hope to find a balance between the two extremes of September; comfort food and summer bliss.
Last month, we entered the world of canning with cucumbers. This month we will throw in a quick and easy way to save those beautiful ripe tomatoes for a cold blustery winter night, without the hassle of pulling everything out for canning.
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