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When to cut your losses and throw in the towel.

It’s officially been the worst tomato growing season we have ever had. I’m pretty sure I speak for most people when I say that. The combination of the unusually cool summer days, even cooler summer nights and the early rain … Continue reading

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Everybody needs a little flick somtimes.

So the extra cool weather and wet conditions this summer in the Bay Area have left many gardeners vegetable plants in a less than productive state. Hot weather lovers like tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and melons don’t necessarily want to come … Continue reading

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Dill Pickles

Dill pickles are one of my favorite things in the whole world of food. Last year I found an awesome, simple pickling recipe that came out great.  We did not have any pickling cucumbers this year because of the limited … Continue reading

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Schiacciata con l’uva

One of our favorite and most surprising recipes we made at Organic Tuscany, a cooking school we attended in Italy was a cake made with grapes and rosemary. Trying to recreate this at home was a bit of a challenge, … Continue reading

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Hmmm, I wonder if the baby will like tomatoes?

Ashley (mayor wagar) and my sis threw a sweet baby shower for me that was just my style.  Not too many people, limited games, crafts and delicious food.  Bruschetta, Caprese salad, mini panini sandwiches with Zucchini and mushroom, gnocchi, lots … Continue reading

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Bring on the bruschetta

We FINALLY have enough ripe tomatoes to make one of my favorite tomato dishes – bruschetta. After a horribly cold summer and a lack of good soil in our temporary garden, things are not panning out too well in the … Continue reading

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Never so impressed in my life

Jon made this amazing pasta sauce with cherry tomatoes and squash blossoms from the garden and I contributed my usual, bruschetta. Our chili verde tomatoes are one of my favorites to make bruchetta with because their lime green color looks … Continue reading

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