This is the time of year when a lot of our (what I considered to be the most NECESSARY) wedding gifts get dusted off and put to use. So, the pasta maker, the food mill and the FoodSaver are now out of their boxes and cluttering up the kitchen.
Last night, I made the most sublime meal of egg pasta with just tomatoes, basil and salt. We had romano beans and purple sprouting broccoli on the side. With this largesse of things like eggs and tomatoes, I have been scrambling to both mix things up enough and use enough stuff up that I am not awash in produce. Alas, it never works, though, so the FoodSaver comes out and in go the processed tomatoes after a trip through the food mill.
Behold, the makeshift tomato fence. Still, when I approached the new fences, I had at least 4 feathered friends cackling away, and I swear they were saying “Brandywine, brandywine, brandywine.”