hello dear friend, you’re back again.
the trees are falling all around us, spinning backwards and spiraling downwards. it is dark in the morning and dark in the evening. i’ve reserved a quantity of my emotions for these fleeting moments of the year. we’ve been breaking down parts of the garden, piece by piece. slowly letting go of the roots that nourished us over the course. we had the threat of frost a couple of weeks ago – a threat that happened into reality (although we haven’t frosted again since) – and on the days leading up to it we caressed the final branches of our tomato plants. lanky, many-armed creatures, thick and full from an entire season. thick and full of fruit. we’ve been swimming in green tomatoes (and consequently feeling ourselves smile harder, the deeper into autumn we traverse).
i’d like to share a recent recipe, lovingly indulged from a beautiful friend’s blog. she was inspired by her own wealth of green tomatoes. i like the feeling of community that comes from seasonality. inevitably there will be a crop of green tomatoes. we’ll always wonder how to make that last staple of summer hang on for as long as possible. edlyn gives green tomatoes and red onions a treatment with chaat masala – have you experienced this? (yes, it is truly an experience for one who has not tasted it). it dares to beckon every part of your tongue. they are coated in spiced garbanzo batter, and fried into the most delicious treat. also not to be missed is the accompaniment of green cilantro chutney. i am ever the wiser for having happened upon this flavorful method.
with edlyn’s gracious permission, please find the recipe for your pleasure here.