Friday, August 29, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Best Marinara I have Ever made


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This sauce was from garden tomatoes and peppers.  It simmered for NINE hours.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Production Slowing


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I only picked four boxes of tomatoes.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Soaf in a tomato sea


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I put this picture of facebook but I thought it belonged here.  This is Sophia, my youngest niece posing with the tomatoes I had picked. I should add the watermelon did not come from my garden.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday Morning Biscuits and Gravy


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Yohboh requested and I complied.  But I think it was a bit heavy for a weekday breakfast.  I liked my biscuit with homemade blackberry jam.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Atlanta Food Truck Festival

Last week, yohboh and I went to the Food Truck Festival in Piedmont Park.

It was hot.

There was food.  Lots of food.

I had a salty popsicle from these people.

It was fun.

Full Disclosure:  I got in for free because I am media.  I did not take any pictures because I did not.  Would I go again?  Maybe if it was not in July.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Funny Tomatoes


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Kidlet said that one had a penis and one had a butt.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Yohboh made up a cocktail

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It is one part tomato water, one part steak juice and three parts of vodka in a highball glass full of ice.  I have no idea where his inspiration came from.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Share our Strength

When you vegetable garden, when the cucumbers come it, there is a plethora of them.  More than you, your family, friends and neighbors can possibly eat.  Same goes for squash, peppers, eggplants.  And yes, even tomatoes.

And every year, I would get stressed out because a fresh picked veggie is a time bomb.  And we worked so hard to grow the things, but there is no physical way to eat them all or give them away.

But I have found a solution.  Most food banks in this country are desperate for fresh produce.  If you want a sugary snack, they have those for days.  Fresh vegetable are a rarity.  So through Share Our Strength  and some asking around, I found a food bank near my house and will be donating the extras to them.

I am of the lucky ones.  I do not have to stress about how to make food stretch or if I have to take my kid to the doctor or put gas in the car.   And I have more than enough cucumbers this week.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

First Caprese Salad of the Summer of 2014

Look at the little mozzarella balls!

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Critter Begone!

There is something that is eating my tomatoes.

That critter is gonna get got!