Heirloom tomatoes are the rage nowadays, as everybody and their cousin with the goiter hail them for their superior, seductive flavor. But what happens when you get sucked into the hype and your special tomatoes disappoint? Join a convent? No — listen to the wise words of Grumpy.
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Who among us hasn’t been bothered by the fact that when we grow a tomato plant, it produces just tomatoes? Wouldn’t it be much better if that plant grew both tomatoes AND potatoes? Well, happy day, now there’s a Franken-plant that does just that! From the top, you harvest cherry tomatoes, while the roots produce a bumper crop of spuds. […]
According to Texas songwriting legend Guy Clark, there are “only two things that money can’t buy, that’s true love and homegrown tomatoes” – a fact that leaves us longing all winter for the perfect summer sandwich. It’s hard to beat the iconic soft-white-bread Southern classic, especially when there’s homemade mayo involved and the tomatoes are still warm from the backyard […]