While I'd absolutely love to present you with a lushly written and gorgeously photographed post on creating some mouth-watering treat today, our time is otherwise occupied. We are in the throes of our most ambitious kitchen masochism project to date. Whereas two years ago we and two friends processed and canned 50 pounds of tomatoes, and last year 80, this year we are tackling 200 pounds of the stuff. Yesterday we converted 100 pounds into 42 quarts of sauce, canned tomatoes and what can be called tomato jus; next week we will do the same at our friends' place in the East Bay.
Somehow, magically, despite our increasingly aggressive efforts it seems to get easier each year. We made some key changes to the process this time around, and things clicked along much more quickly. By coring first, then blanching amply, the tomatoes were much easier to skin and seed. And of course, many hands make light work.
Meanwhile, I leave you with the latest collection of audible edibles. My ears are always open for more, so send'em along to eatsdropper-at-seantimberlake-dot-com. Cheers!
Receptionist: "I could use a credit card that gave me free movie tickets. I would love that."
Patient: "I would like a credit card that gives free cat food. My cat's idea of good cat food is maguro sushi."
– Eatsdropped by Genie at the chiropractor
Friend, in reference to a Greek BBQ: "Like yummy dog meat"
One of two 20-something girls wearing Uggs:
"Wait there's mold on the outside of the cheese?! Wow that's unreal."
– Eatsdropped by Jeanne at the Achadinha Cheese booth at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Female diner: "Wow, what a meal. I feel like a cigarette!"
– Eatsdropped by Ron at The Herb Farm
– Eatsdropped via Twitter by Genie at Forbidden Island, after which:
Genie: "I'm going to have to favorite my own Tweet."
Cam: "You'll go blind doing that."