Last night our cold little valley had its first frost. Not anticipating another night below freezing for several days, we covered up many of the veggies and herbs that are still producing. We also did a thorough harvest.
Our work is cut out for us – the garage floor is covered in bowls and bins of squash, beans, tomatoes, tomatillos, onions, cabbage, eggplant, peppers, and more! To find ideas for what to do with our harvest, I scanned back through recipes from past blog posts. Enjoy!
Salsa is a great way to use up tomatoes, tomatillos, onions, and peppers. In my post about salsa, I included my basic recipe and ideas for fun ingredients to add. Click here for special tips if you’re making it with kids. We enjoy salsa fresh and also cook large batches to can for winter storage.
Finally, if you’re looking for creative ways to use up a variety of veggies, don’t forget fermentation. This is especially easy for anyone with cabbages to use up – home made sauerkraut is easy and delicious. My favorite ferment in our fridge is currently garlicky carrots, and I have a jar of curried cauliflower pickling on the counter.
Happy Harvest Season!