Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tomato Tales

So I'm new to this blogging thing and was trying to think of something to write about. One of the things I thought about when I came up with the title was that a lot of people are interested in living "right" or "well"...things like that. I believe in living in the light of God's love. Of course, that's not always popular, but it's the way I try to do things. Not that that's all this blog is about -- actually, there's a lot of things we can all do, whether we believe in God or not.

For example, due to the hard times a lot of people are having financially, there was a meeting at our church this past week to help people learn how to cut back and save. Well, I liked my mom's view of the subject -- she said that while they were learning how to fish (think of the proverb "teach a man to fish"), she was going fishing! So she found a place that would let her glean tomatoes for free.

Here's where I come in. I wasn't raised doing a lot of canning and freezing and stuff, but we try to live healthfully and cheap and I'm learning to do a lot of it now. So I spent a good bit of the last two days sitting by the sink cutting up tomatoes. Good recipe for when the a/c isn't working, the house is too hot for canning, and you haven't much time: Rinse tomatoes, cut out bad spots, hard spots, etc. and cut into chunks, and dump in garbage bags in freezer. Then you can take them out and thaw them later in the fall or winter and can them properly. Just one way to save money and electricity...and live more healthfully at the same time.


  1. Wanangwa,
    Great site. I enjoyed reading the piece on tomatoes- I liked the conversational tone and message. Good luck. Will check in now and then. Love,
    Ethel Lee-Miller

  2. Wanangwa this is a pleasant blog. Like the other commentor it is very conversational like. Good job. I can see you cutting the tomatoes up all cute like. Miss seeing ya.