So that no one thinks I've given up pottery for the summer, the top photo on this post is the bottom shelf of the next firing. All glazed and wadded and ready to go. After this, I'll go back to the studio to work on getting the upper shelves glazed. For some reason, that lower two-shelf floor always takes forever. I plan on firing Thursday.
But in the meantime, the gardens' production keeps demanding attention. Tammy is cleaning out her produce for the next few days, as she and Mike take a bit of time off. So she sent me home today with two bags of greens - chard and mustard - and a gallon of lovely little San Marzano tomatoes. I put the tomatoes in the oven at 425, splashed with a bit of olive oil and salt. They roasted for about 45 minutes and are wonderful. (A before-and-after pair of photos is above.) I'm having a hard time not taking one each time I walk past the roasting pan. Soon enough, our own tomatoes will ripen in great quantities. Right now, the garden is a jungle of green tomatoes.
OK, back to glazing.