We had another sunny and 70s fall weekend here in the Pac NW and I think I can finally say that I harvested all the tomatoes I’m going to get for this year – this after two harvests that I thought would be the last, ha! I’ve had brown bags of ripening tomatoes on our mudroom counter for weeks now, so I’ve still got beautiful tomatoes that we are using to make fresh dishes like Greek Tuna Tomato Salad as well as preserved recipes like easy Roasted Tomato Sauce – both Plain and Seasoned. Do you still have tomatoes? If not, what are the things you’re still getting from your gardens? (Psst- I think my comment problem is fixed now, so you can go ahead and tell us about what’s going on – I’ve missed our interaction when the comments weren’t working, I was like, ‘tap-tap, anybody out there?’ UPDATE: Waaaa, apparently they still aren’t working. 🙁 Catch me on FB or email!)
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Today’s Tuesday Garden Party comes to you from Michelle of SimplifyLiveLove:
Happy Tuesday from lovely Boston! I packed up my kids last week and the five of us drove to upstate New York. We wanted to visit a great friend of ours and also needed to head East because my husband and I had business meetings in Boston. If you’ve never visited the Northeast in the fall, you are really missing out. It’s my first time here, and I have loved every single minute. The turning leaves are just so beautiful and we’ve had such a nice time out East. I don’t have any awesome gardening advice to impart this week, but check out some of the things we’ve seen as we traversed Boston Common Gardens, Beacon Hill, downtown Boston, the North End of Boston, and walked along the Charles River. Image if you will, 2 moms, 1 dad, and 7 kids – walking the streets of Boston. It’s been so funny.
The fall window baskets are amazing out here and we absolutely loved all of the parks. We found community gardens for school kids and visited the duckling pond at Boston Commons. Did you read the awesome kids book Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey? We had such a nice time seeing all of the sights. My husband heads back to Iowa via plane today, but the kids and I go back to New York with my friend, Robin, for more adventures before we finally head drive to Iowa to bed the garden down for the winter! Stay tuned for more fun posts about our homeschooling on the road adventures.
Featured posts from last week’s party:
Grow a Good Life – Fill Your Pantry with Homegrown Carrots – carrots are my favorite kid friendly crop to grow. We never end up with enough to can, but I can dream right?
A Guide to Northeastern Gardening – Autumn Blooms – I adore the flower photos in this post!
My Overflowing Cup – Make-Ahead Burritos – Because who couldn’t use an easy freezer meal idea? And make ahead burritos are so easy and budget friendly!
Sharing Life’s Abundance – The Blueberry of the Desert – Seriously?? I would love to grow pomegranates!
Our Fairfield Home and Garden – Fall Outdoor Decor – I love the fall displays with corn and pumpkins and kale and cabbage! So pretty.
And now, let’s party! I look forward to reading your posts this week!