This year was my first time exploring my gardening skills. I have a vague memories of my mom growing a few herbs when I was younger and memories my grand mother on her knees, every week ends and almost every day, but I never experienced the whole gardening deal myself. For a long time I didn’t even bothered with it because I always thought that I sucked at it because I killed a cactus once. ..I know, it’s a retarded way to think.. you don’t need to tell me lol
I decided to give it another try when everything was going bad in my life. I was on the edge of the panic attacks, my world was falling apart around me and I thought… I need to find something that relax me because I’m gonna go insane!
Cooking was obviously always an option to help me relax but when my head goes too crazy, I find it hard to concentrate on making a recipe. I needed something a little bit more brainless and as rewarding. Thank you so much for the Jean-Talon Farmer’s Market because I was able to buy a few tomato plants, fresh herbs and 2 hot pepper plants that same week end and start my new adventure with urban gardening. Obviously I loved my experience and discovered myself a new skill! Just goes to show that it’s never too late to try again and get better!
Although the summer haven’t been the best, my tomato plants have been giving me so many tomatoes this year. I haven’t purchased tomatoes all summer and I know I’ll have some for the next months to come! Now the question was… what to do with all those tomatoes? What’s the best ways to preserve the freshness of the summer without too much hassle?