My mom would never let us leave her home without dinner leftovers, as well as tropical fruits from her morning market run. Now in Minnesota, late in the summer, Mark’s mom has all her garden vegetables packed up and ready to hand over before we even visit.
2-gallon Ziploc bags of green beans. Grocery bags of gnarled carrots and sweet, yellow onions. Giant watermelons! And of course, boxes of the most deliciously fresh red tomatoes.
Our kitchen is now overflowing with tomatoes so juicy that we’ve been making batches of Garden Fresh Tomato Basil Soup, tomato sauce, and tomato salsa. And along with the extra garden goodies, I couldn’t help but to cook up one of my favorites soups - Tom Yum (Thai Hot & Sour Soup).