Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I still needed more sauce for the winter, so I asked my friends if they could get me 20 pounds of tomatoes from their source. I have the impulse to ask them "Hey, you got my stuff?" like some drug dealer. Dealing in licopene and vitamin C, that's my kinda "deal". See, they run the organic vegetable CSA that I belong to, the one that all those wonderful veggie pictures have come from. They have connections for organic tomatoes, which I have not been able to find locally. So, they hooked me up with the 20 pounds and made them a gift for showing them how to can the other batch. So nice! I was thrilled to exchange knowledge for produce. Now, I have 7 pints and 5 half pints (for pizza!) and 1 quart of sauce to help get us through the winter doldrums. Open those jars, pour out the sauce, smell the aroma of basil and oregano and the freshest possible tomatoes with the snow falling as the backdrop. Comfort, right? That says comfort to me. And I think of that each time I open a jar, it's a total experience for me. And now, I will also have memories of an afternoon of fun, conversation and sharing with dear friends to open when I break that seal on those jars. Wonderful, truly wonderful. These are the moments that make a life.
Wishing you some basil and oregano comforts for your snowstorms, ~Peacemom