The End of the Season

heirlooms

It wasn’t the best year for tomatoes in Minnesota.  In fact, I think we ended up with just enough for only ONE jar of sauce.  No point in canning this year.  We actually got some okay-looking heirloom tomatoes and spent the afternoon simmering a savory garlic tomato sauce for lasagna.  I’m always relieved when the end of summer comes and we can bake a lasagna using the things we grew.  The first crisp day that comes along usually sends me out to the overgrown garden eager to pick.  Today we harvested our modest supply of tomatoes and one meager miniature red bell pepper.  Oh well, maybe next year.

red pepper