Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sweet potato chips

I tried once again to make sweet potato chips. And once again, it was an epic fail. The chips go from raw to burnt in seconds. Unfortunately, I'm not one to watch the oven that closely. I'm more of the turn-the-timer-on-and-wait-for-the-ding kind of gal. And this is the result.
I'm not sure if I should bake at a low temp so the chips are more like dehydrated chips or if I should bake at a high temp, sort of like frying. Any one have any tips?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Enjoying the first tomatoes of the year

I got a late start to my tomatoes this year. Actually, none of the seeds I planted sprouted so I ended up buying plants. I put in Early Girl and Better Boy and also a Japanese eggplant. So much easier than planting and replanting seedsa Around the first of the month, a few started ripening. Yay, fresh tomatoes from the garden!

Unfortunately, I waited too long to pick them and this is what I found in the morning:
In case you can't tell, that bit of red on the plant is what's left of my first ripe tomato. All the red bits on the dirt are the skin.

And this:

Obviously, something has discovered the bounty of garden. I'm not interested in staying up all night to catch the culprit so we're trying this:

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Today's harvest

I'm getting two a day, if I'm lucky. At this rate, I might have enough for a meal in a week, lol.


(yes, I'm posting old prices so if you're viewing this in a reader, the date is correct even though you're seeing it now.)