Yesterday was a sad and happy day for me. Happy because the sun was out and the temperature was in the 70s. Pure heaven. (Amazing weather for November!)

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Sad because my husband cleared out our garden beds, harvesting the vegetables we had not brought in yet, and pulling out the tomato plants.

I grabbed one of my favorite aprons and tied it on (my daughter took the camera, she is in love with photography and so talented!) and went out to pick through the tomatoes.

Back to the apron. My friend Cindy picked out this apron for my birthday this year from a vintage store. I not only adore strawberries (you have to visit my friend, Sheila’s blog – Strawberry Cake!), but I really like “old” and I like the fact that Cindy picked it out just for me. Very special.

So Abby had fun with the camera.

And I brought the tomatoes in to wrap in paper (already a big bucket in the garage) to preserve for down the road.

What to do with Green Tomatoes?

-Pull out the ripened tomatoes and use now

-Pull out the semi-ripened tomatoes and put in your window sill

-Wrap the green tomatoes individually in paper bags (or newspaper) and leave out in room temperature (works perfectly in my garage).

-Don’t close the bag completely because you don’t want them to get moldy

Tell me about your garden? Is it harvested now and are you gearing up for (I hate to say the dreaded word …) winter?

(If you have tomatoes ripened and sitting on the counter, don’t forget to try my Sweet and Savory Roasted Tomatoes. Tomorrow I will be sharing Part I of a How to Start Planning for Thanksgiving Day (1 of 4 posts). Get your little notebook ready!)