And then I got busy.
And mum went home. (sob sob)
And I lost my green tomato pickling mojo and they sat on the floor of the genkan for a week doing nothing.
Well actually they weren't doing nothing, they turned red.
In the dark, north facing, unheated genkan.
So we lose out on adding to the collection (16 so far) of green tomato pickles but gain three big pots of tomato sauce. Not the 13 veg variety this time- my share of that loot was 92 jars. That's enough for this year I reckon. This time I went for straight sauce pommadore- one batch with garlic, one with basil and parsley and the final one with roasted whole habanero chillies. Wow. That one totally rocks!
Now it's all packed up in ziplock bags in the big freezer ready for a bleak winter day in need of some cheerful and warming tomato meal.