September 5, 2009

tomatoes and peppers in bulk

today ronda and i bought tomatoes and peppers in bulk. we went to one of the mariquita farms ladybug buying club events and picked up 20 lbs of early girl tomatoes ($28), 20 lbs of san marzano tomatoes ($28), $10 lb of assorted red and gold sweet peppers ($19), and 1 lb of padron peppers ($9). once we got home i roasted all the sweet peppers on the bbq (which smelled great), peeled them, and packed most them into the freezer. (i also roasted 2 lbs of coffee while i was attending to the bbq.) meanwhile ronda was busy canning the early girls. she canned them whole and we ended up with 8 full quarts of tomatoes. tomorrow she's planning on canning the san marzanos.

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