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Heirloom Brandywine Tomatoes

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Heirloom Brandywine Tomatoes

The heirlooms are finally here. Every year I plant several different heirloom tomato plants. This year they went in the ground early, grew lush and green, set lots of tomatoes, and then everything stopped. I don’t have hardly any ripe tomatoes and now many of the plants are looking quite ill. I guess tomatoes aren’t […]

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Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on October 29, 2013 0 Comments
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

This time of year, “preserving” the harvest usually means more freezing or drying and less canning. The gardens are depleted to the point that it just doesn’t make sense to can one jar of tomatoes. Plus, the shorter days have left the remaining tomatoes either green, or ripe but not very sweet. I wasn’t willing […]

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Tomato-Zucchini Pie

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on August 22, 2013 0 Comments
Tomato-Zucchini Pie

One of my favorite recipes is Tomato-Zucchini Pie. I only make it when the tomatoes and zucchini are fresh, and it is not only filling and nutritious, it’s easy to make too. You will need: 2 cups chopped zucchini 1 1/2 cups chopped tomato 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 3/4 cup flour 1 1/2 tsp. […]

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Lazy Woman’s Canned Tomatoes

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on August 19, 2013 0 Comments
Lazy Woman’s Canned Tomatoes

The tomatoes have started to ripen, so it’s back to my Home Economist and Master Food Preserver role today.  I think I have mentioned in this space before that I love tomatoes.  I love stewed tomatoes, canned tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, red tomatoes, yellow tomatoes, orange tomatoes, tomato sauce, pictures of tomatoes… well, you get the […]

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How to Dry Cherry Tomatoes – Canning and Preserving Month

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on August 5, 2013 0 Comments
How to Dry Cherry Tomatoes – Canning and Preserving Month

Is your garden DEMANDING to be harvested? Mine certainly is! Seems like the cucumbers, peaches, cherry tomatoes, green beans and zucchini all need to be picked NOW. Guess it’s the official start of Canning and Preserving Month here at Seed to Pantry. First up – drying cherry tomatoes.  What are you canning and preserving this […]

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Get Ready To Plant Your Tomatoes

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on May 2, 2013 0 Comments
Get Ready To Plant Your Tomatoes

Is it time to plant your tomatoes? Tomatoes are best planted after all danger of a frost has passed. Here in the Mid-Columbia I’ve made a tradition of planting on Mother’s Day. Only once have I had frost nip the plants. But this year my plants are HUGE and begging to be put in the […]

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Favorite Homemade Marinara Sauce

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on April 11, 2013 0 Comments
Favorite Homemade Marinara Sauce

One of the best things about having a home garden is growing tomatoes. And one of the best things about growing tomatoes is canning them to use later in the year. I am too lazy to can whole tomatoes, but happily put up jars and jars of fresh tomato puree. (See how to can your […]

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Starting Tomato Seeds – Step by Step

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on April 5, 2013 0 Comments
Starting Tomato Seeds – Step by Step

Tomatoes are one of the most popular garden plants, and no wonder. A fresh tomato bears almost no resemblance to store-bought tomatoes. A freshly grown tomato is juicy, not mealy. Flavorful, not bland. And they come in a rainbow of yellow, orange, purple, green, rosy pink, and brightest scarlet, not just monochromatic red. You can […]

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5 Tips for Growing Tomatoes From Seed

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
5 Tips for Growing Tomatoes From Seed

Tired of the long winter? Pull yourself out of the doldrums by planning and planting your own tomato seeds. There’s nothing that will help you dream of warm spring days more than the thought of lush, ripe summertime tomatoes. Start with these quick tips, then join us tomorrow for a more in-depth tomato tutorial! 1. […]

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What To Do With An Abundant Garden Harvest

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on March 18, 2013 0 Comments
What To Do With An Abundant Garden Harvest

An abundant garden or CSA is cause for joy. But it can also lead to some angst. After all, what do you do with bushels of tomatoes or cartloads of zucchini or mounds of apples? If there is a time to get creative, this is it. See all of our great suggestions below and enjoy […]

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