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Green Thumb Sunday: Pears and bee

Gardeners, plant and nature lovers can join in Green Thumb Sunday every week. Visit As the Garden Grows for more information.

The annual pomegranate binge

This week, I succumbed in a big way to my annual pomegranate binge. I can’t get enough of the tangy, juicy seeds, which are only in season for the next month or two. I mostly throw them into salads, but I have been known to stand at the kitchen counter, storage container of harvested seeds [...]

Talking tomatoes with Kitchen Table Talks

When I started this blog, I was already pretty intolerant of the bad tomato. But since then? This intolerance has reached epic proportions. Unless it’s really tomato season where I live, that particular fruit is dead to me. But I have a bowl of heirlooms on my kitchen counter right now, because it’s July, and [...]

Running out of tomato time

While I might have ripening tomatoes in the works, what I don’t have is a whole lot of time. You might think I’m talking about the change in seasons, but the problem has nothing to do with the rotation of the Earth around the Sun. No, no. This is closer to the kind of problem [...]

Tomatoes, at exactly the right time

This morning, I breakfasted on tomatoes. This wouldn’t ordinarily be a big deal. After all, it is still tomato season in California. I’ve been breakfasting on tomatoes since they showed up at the markets this year. In fact, this time of year, it’s not odd in the slightest for me to have more tomatoes on [...]

The (OK-not-really) fashionable tomato plant

Before I even left for Burning Man, I was concerned about one of the tomato plants. There was a single branch hanging down, bearing one very green, very heavy tomato. This struck me as a Very Bad Thing – the weight was certain to snap the branch at some point. But getting ready to attend [...]

Green Thumb Sunday: Heirlooms

Gardeners, plant and nature lovers can join in Green Thumb Sunday every week. Visit As the Garden Grows for more information.

Green Thumb Sunday: Tiny apples, Upstate New York

Gardeners, plant and nature lovers can join in Green Thumb Sunday every week. Visit As the Garden Grows for more information.

Watering results in only partial success

The experiment in which I actually water the plants has now been in effect for approximately two weeks, give or take a watering or two. While I was gone to New York for a family reunion, Fatemeh picked up the slack in my stead, and had the pleasure of learning just how much water two [...]

A seasonal calendar for 2010

The best thing about January? Opening up a brand new calendar. And, while I usually come up with a calendar that features my photography, I stumbled across a resource late last week that I have to share. The Cottage Industrialist’s monthly calendar highlights seasonal produce and recipe ideas to put those seasonal fruits and vegetables [...]