I'm so proud ! My backyard pots , full of wavering sun-starved tomato plants , have finally yielded a red-ish cherry tomato !!
So I may still not need a giant canning kettle like this one in Lehman's catalogue
nor can I bring armfuls of pomodori into the kitchen like Larissa Bertonasco's nonna , but I can dream
And meanwhile , I'll just go to the market tomorrow and buy a big bag of Roma tomatoes from the paprika man instead . Then I'll cook the chicken with green peppers and tomatoes from her lovely book "La Nonna La Cucina La Vita " about summers in Liguria with her Italian grandmother ... to cook : chop a small chicken in 8 pieces , brown it in olive oil , add garlic and rosemary , followed by 4 green peppers and 4 big , peeled tomatoes cut in chunks and splash with white wine . Then simmer for 30 minutes . I haven't tried it yet but it sounds , like many of the simplest recipes , certain to succeed and I'm already looking forward to mopping the sauce up with a chunk of ciabatta .
P.S. The Lehman's catalogue is full of ingenious gadgets and must-haves ... a sort of Amish version of the Lakelands Plastics catalogue . While I was looking for their Canning and Preserving section , I came across their Humane Mousetrap that could trap up to 20 mice at one time ! In what hellish circumstances could one ever need it ??