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November 1, 2009

Autumn Leaves and Tomato Soup

Autumn is really here. Yesterday the neighbourhood was out in full force raking leaves.

Wouldn't it be great if they did an extra garbage run right about now to pick up all the bags of leaves? Sometime there just isn't time to 'leaf it with them'.


We were pretty lucky with our garden this year. We enjoyed homegrown rhubarb, beans, lettuce, beets, cabbage and tomatoes. I credit our success to our compost. We have two boxes going and, what with all the grass clippings, the leaves and the kitchen waste, we always manage to have two full boxes of compost to spread in the Fall.

How do I compost, you ask? Just call the Compost Infoline at 925-3777. Your garden will thank you next year.


Last month, when we heard there was going to be frost at night, I had to pick a few hundred green tomatoes and store them in the basement. They turned red alright. Some are a little too soft to serve in a salad. But they're just perfect for making soup.


TOMATO BUTTERMILK SOUP

in a large pot heat
2 tablespoons oil
1/3 cup chopped onion
cook until the onion is slightly browned
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stir in
2 tablespoons flour
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stir in
2 cups buttermilk
stir over low heat
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add
2 cups diced tomatoes
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons minced parsley
heat but don't boil


Have a great day. How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

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