Category Archives: Tomato

June in the Garden

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Though the blog title suggests otherwise, I was so busy with the garden that I, ahem, missed the March to May “in the garden” posts I had planned on doing. Now all of a sudden it’s June, the garden has … Continue reading

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Blog Catchup… then transplant (repeat to infinity)

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I’ve been a little tardy with blog posts since I’ve been spending most of my evenings lately transplanting seedlings into larger pots (hooray!) so this is a catchup/roundup post which is heavy on photos and links and low on verb-age. … Continue reading

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Making Ketchup From Canned Tomatoes

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Like most people, I have always been a Heinz ketchup person. When I was young I can remember my Grandma buying IGA brand ketchup because it was cheaper – it did not taste anything like the spicy zip of Heinz. … Continue reading

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Fall Cleanup (Really Photo Extravaganza)

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Started pulling out tomato plants today (still loads to go) and I have to say this summer was so unusually hot that for once I am looking forward to autumn and yes even winter (already dreaming of the new seed … Continue reading

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Part 2 – Green Currant Tomato “Capers”

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An update to the green currant tomato experiment post from a couple weeks ago. They are awesome! They look a bit like overcooked peas and the taste has more than a hint of sun dried tomato. The orange ones that … Continue reading

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There are a heck of a lot of tomatoes in a bushel

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While out grocery shopping with my son on Sunday, I bought a bushel of lovely Roma tomatoes on a whim of “oh it’s a holiday weekend I’ll make tomato sauce tomorrow.” I had never done this large a canning batch … Continue reading

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Post 2 of “Experiment – Salted Green Currant Tomato “Capers””

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A week has passed since post 1 of the experiment and today was the first re-salting day. They’ve definitely shrunk (not surprising) and many have ripened somewhat (should not have been surprising). Much of the grey sea salt had dissolved … Continue reading

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