Every month, Heavy Petal collaborates with Willowtree — a website for those with food sensitivities who want to find their culinary bliss — to bring you a celebration of an in-season edible. I’ll tell you how to grow it; they’ll tell you how to eat it. Yay! If your garden is like mine, it’s overflowing […]
Is it just me, or is this tomato giving me the finger?
Normally right around this time I’m excited to see the first green fruits forming on my tomato plants. Never have I actually harvested this early in the summer. Then I planted ‘Ailsa Craig.’ “Our earliest tomato,” said the guy I bought the seeds from (Two Wings Farm at a Seedy Saturday), and he wasn’t kidding. […]
And the winner is…
Laurel and her Green Tomato Jam! Laurel wins a copy of Mimi Luebbermann’s Heirloom Tomato Cookbook. Thanks to everyone who entered the Tomato Recipe Challenge. There were some fabulous recipes and I enjoyed making – and eating – them all. The Green Tomato Jam wins for a few reasons: it’s super easy to make; it’s […]
Reminder: send me your tomato recipes!
Just a reminder that you have until tomorrow midnight to enter the tomato recipe challenge and win a fabulous cookbook!
Tomato season wrap-up
If you haven’t done it already, now’s the time to cut back your tomato plants.* Why? To focus the plant’s energy on ripening its existing fruit, rather than on producing new flowers and starting new fruit, which won’t have time to grow and ripen before the first frost. Now you know. *Technically you’re supposed to […]