Category Archives: tomatoes / pomodorini

9.1.14 Labor Day

The summer’s been full of unexpected changes, with the garden remaining the one constant, providing comfort and moments of joy. Thank-you to all who’ve asked about our absence — as we sort things out, we’ll be posting when we are able. Though we cannot foretell … Continue reading

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3.24.14 When the Garden Started

When the Garden Started For me, I think it started with the free seeds end of school fourth grade, and a few weeks later radishes then lettuce then peas. Or maybe it was the smell of the sweet peas Gramp … Continue reading

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1.13.14 Taking Stock

The Seacoast is well-populated with farmers’ markets, even in the depths of winter. Given the vagaries of New England weather, though, we can’t always make it to them at this time of year. In the past couple of weeks alone, we’ve … Continue reading

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10.21.13 Pomodorini, Potatoes, and Priscilla Apples

As an Italian friend once remarked, it’s better to have green tomatoes than no tomatoes. With temperatures dipping into the 30’s ahead, it was time to bring in the pomodorini, or winter tomatoes, ready or not. It was a challenging … Continue reading

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Putting Up: Sweet Cherry Tomato Pickles

We made Sweet Cherry Tomato Pickles for the first time last year, and they quickly became a favorite. Juicy, tangy and bite-sized, they’re easy to serve as is or blended together for a quick vinaigrette. With the tomato season holding … Continue reading

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10.7.13 Picky Eaters

There’s very little worse than coming into the garden and finding that deer have been foraging around. The garden gate was left open overnight and, by the looks of things, they took full advantage of the opportunity. After a quick … Continue reading

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Putting Up: Tomatoes — Roasted & Canned

After stocking the pantry with a season’s worth of crushed and sauced tomatoes, we wondered about roasting as a way of preparing them for canning. We’ve roasted smaller tomatoes to freeze but, with the freezer near to capacity, we needed another … Continue reading

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