Posts Tagged ‘heirloom tomatoes’

My Tomato Garden

April 30, 2017

It’s almost time to plant my tomato garden, if this Minnesota weather ever cooperates. (Today it’s trying to snow.) In Minneapolis I like to plant around Memorial Day weekend, just so the ground is nice and warm.  Read more ›

Tomato Corn Chowder

August 28, 2015

(Repost from a few years go.  Fall seems right around the corner, so it feels fitting.) Tomatoes, corn, potatoes, sweet onions and smoked bacon create a delicious seasonal soup. Fall arrived last night with strong winds and a big cold front.  Read more ›

Southern Tomato Pie

August 20, 2015

My good friend recently threw an end-of-summer hurrah, complete with a giant slip-and-slide, bonfire and an endless spread of picnic eats and drinks.  No one at the party wished to cook, what with the slip-and-slide and all, so easy finger food was the order of the day.  Since my kitchen countertops are overflowing with tomatoes, Read more ›

Roasted Garden Salsa

September 3, 2013

I am swimming in tomatoes. There are crates of tomatoes stacked like condominiums in my kitchen, boxes and boxes of tomatoes on the floors and counters, fruit lining every surface. Just when I think I’ve processed my last lug, my partner shows up with a new crate from the garden. Damn my tomato obsession! I know I’ll be happy about it in February, but right now, I’m just treading tomato juice. Read more ›

Yellow Tomato Wine

September 20, 2012

It’s official.  I may have gone over the edge with this whole tomato thing.  As you might have gathered from this site, I love all things tomato.  But wine?  It makes my feet tingle just thinking of the possibilities!  For anyone who has canned or made fermented things like sauerkraut, home winemaking is totally within your reach.  The real difference?  Read more ›

How Does My Garden Grow

August 3, 2012

Summer is a blur.  When I started planting my garden in the spring, there was so much more time.  As long as the peas were in by April, tomatoes by end of May, I was in good shape.  Our spring was early here in Minneapolis, with us even seeing asparagus and herbs in early April.  May was full of lettuce, radishes, green onions and peas.  Read more ›

Tomato in Two Acts

September 18, 2011

Tomato season is over for Minneapolis with two nights of hard frosts under out belts (three weeks early, I might add).  To celebrate the last of my harvest I made tomato broth and tomato paste from the same batch of tomatoes.  Read more ›

Grilled Vegetable Terrine

Grilled Vegetable Terrine

August 19, 2011

I was a little late doing my Charcutepalooza challenge last month.  The assignment was to make either headcheese or a seafood terrine.  It was ridiculously hot and humid in July, so I couldn’t bring myself to boil pigs feet for hours on end, no matter how tasty the result. Read more ›

Heirloom Beefsteak Tomato

Ode to the Tomato

August 12, 2011

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 ›