Fettuccine with Ricotta, Tomatoes and Basil at The Gourmet Mom

 Fettuccine with Ricotta, Tomatoes and Basil at The Gourmet Mom:  http://ow.ly/8WKD8...more

How To: Let's Talk Tomatoes!

A Quick Tomato Primer, because, you can never be to rich, too thin, or grow too many tomatoes! This is a quick and basic informational piece on tomatoes that I wrote two years ago. Everything still applies.It's that time of the year......that all gardeners look forward to. What shall we plant, and what wonderful yields will we realize? The coming season is always full of potential. I have had friends ask me in particular about my favorite tomato varieties and some other information regarding these home gardener's favorites. There's nothing like a home grown tomato, is there? I'm pretty passionate about my tomatoes. Anybody that knows me well knows that. So let's talk Tomatoes!...more
Julie and Julie! I am printing this out as I have a tomato binder and this will be a nice ...more

Peeling back the story of the supermarket tomato

Any self-respecting foodie wouldn't go near one of those perfectly shaped, flat-bottomed, bruise-resistant, orange-red orbs that we call tomatoes. They're found in abundance in the produce sections of the nation's supermarkets and we all know they're tasteless. But they sell because they're cheaper than those organically grown, they're available all year long and they allow us to add something red to our salads. ...more

My Garden, Myself, a late Bloomer in Progress

I want to show you proof that I'll have tomatoes in South Missouri until Thanksgiving. Well, nearly. If you pick them right before it frosts and you put them on your counter most of them will ripen nicely giving you tomatoes with that garden flavor weeks after everyone else is buying those hard little tasteless gourd like things from the Walmart supercenter....:) ...more
Beautiful! I would love to make fresh pasta sauce with them! They look delicious :)more

fingerpainting+tomatoes=homegrown giveaway

 Monday was a good post for me - good in that it was me being rippingly honest and good in that it was absolutely riveting to read your responses.***It's also good in that I must focus on ways to balance it all out and don't get stuck feeling like the heart of who I am a person feels left out, looking in on some new life I don't altogether understand. Like a kid pressed up against a glass window. ...more

When to Eat a Caprese Salad: AROMA CUCINA

When to Eat a Caprese Salad: AROMA CUCINAhttp://bit.ly/nzHDeL'Nuf said. Now eat the damn thing! Buon'apetito!...more

The Modern Fried Green Tomato

Fried green tomatoes are common fare on the Southern table. When the first tomato of the season begins to form, rather than salads and salsas, I start daydreaming of fried tomatoes....more
@HomeRearedChef Thank you for the kind words, Virgina. I just added four new beefsteak tomato ...more

roasted garlic herb cherry tomatoes

This does truly look amazing! I plan to use this same recipe for my bigger tomatoes, some which ...more

Grilled Bratwurst, Bell Peppers, Sweet Yellow Onions and Tomatoes

Grilled Bratwurst, Bell Peppers, Sweet Yellow Onions and Tomatoes  What are you cooking this Fourth of July weekend? How about Grilled Bratwurst, bell peppers, tomatoes and onions with a side of potato fries. You can serve the Brat’s without a bun smothered with the grilled bell peppers, tomatoes and onions and a splash of spicy mustard, my hubby Doug prefers plain ordinary mustard....more