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11 08, 2020

Big Ol’ Tomaters

By |2020-08-11T13:25:20-07:00August 11th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

One of the pleasant surprises of the season are these Costaluto Italian heirloom tomatoes. They bear big, meaty fruit (8 - 22 ounces) in clusters of six. The plants definitely need heavy duty support because they produce 20 - 30 pounds of fruit per plant. The flavor is outstanding.

13 07, 2020

A Saucy Tomato Basket

By |2020-07-20T13:18:13-07:00July 13th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

When my lovely Mrs told me she was feeling saucy and left the room, "tomato" wasn't the first thing I thought of. (Married 30 years, still an optimist.) The fresh tomato sauce was good though. Here she is returning from the garden with her basket of roma, brandywine, carbon, and pink stuffers.

2 07, 2020

Full Frontal Lobe Tomato Mystery

By |2020-08-11T09:26:14-07:00July 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

Whatever kind of tomato this is, it's not a yellow pear like the note I wrote myself said (drinking and gardening is harder than it looks). I must have crossbred something. Anyone have an idea who the parents of these lobey tomatoes might be?

27 01, 2020

Sage’s Homemade Ketchup Recipe

By |2020-01-27T11:16:08-08:00January 27th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Making real ketchup is super simple and the results are delicious. Make your own once, and you may never go back to the store-bought stuff (TL/DR: Click here to skip straight to the recipe) It’s mid-winter and as usual we’re still sitting on something like 1,329 jars of preserved tomatoes from the summer. Not surprisingly, we’re always looking for new ways to use all these tomatoes before the new crop starts to come in late spring, so when we ran  [keep reading...]

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