The best thing about today is it’s Friday–Market Day. Steve and I headed out early to the feria this morning and got all kinds of goodies. On the agenda, pickled peppers and beets. Since the tomatoes need a few more days to ripen, I’ll make the salsa later. Even though I won’t get to enjoy it. All attempts at overcoming my tomato allergy have yet to be successful.
The peppers aren’t quite a peck (about 2 gallons) either. After I chopped and prepped everything, it ended up being between 1/3 and 1/2 a peck. And I’ll probably only get about two jars of beets. But it’s been fun.
Growing up in North Carolina, I helped my mom can quite a few jars of tomatoes. They were wonderful during the winter months. A couple of my favorite dishes were macaroni and tomatoes and corn and tomatoes (with lots of salt and pepper). Two things I really miss here in Costa Rica: winter and tomatoes (the first, nonexistent/ the second, magnificently fresh).