I Heart Tomatoes Archive

Heirloom Beefsteak Tomato

Ode to the Tomato

It’s hard for people south of Minnesota to understand how glorious August is for tomatoes.  When California is enjoying tomatoes in June, we are just putting the plants in the ground.  When the red, white and blue of July 4th is loaded with tomato fireworks, we’re watering and pining after our little green orbs. Read more ›

First Sungold Cherry Tomato

First Tomato

I picked this little beauty from my backyard garden, in all it’s Sun Gold glory. Then I made the mistake of showing it to my 4 year old daughter. She is a tomato fan like I am. The whining was brutal! So we split this tiny morsel in half. Lovely. Now my plants better hurry up and produce or I’ll never hear the end of it. Read more ›

A chronicle of my adventures growing, preserving, cooking and eating from my garden and everywhere.