Waiting for a baby is kind of agonizing. Waiting for a baby that was due on July 27th and didn't show up until August 8th? Downright challenging to one who is not known for her patience.
However - my beloved little bean was born on August 8, 2012 - weighing in at 7 lbs, 9 oz and stretching 20 1/2 inches. His name is Ian. As my husband says, "he's a good guy." We'll keep him.
So ... while I was waiting for Ian - I canned salsa and bourbon cherry jam. Because it was hot and standing over a boiling water bath while massively pregnant seemed like the thing to do to start labor. (FYI - didn't work. Neither did eating eggplant Parmesan.)
And this is the first recipe that I made post-baby. I still have a WONDERFUL abundance of tomatoes in my garden and when I'm not blitzing them in my food processor and putting them in 2 c. portions in freezer bags, I'm trying to figure out easy ways to use them up.