Monthly Archives: September 2010

Preserving Ripe Tomatoes

Home grown tomatoes often ripen in a rush, leaving the cook with a pantry full of produce that won’t wait. While drying or canning are the usual methods, I’ve had good luck freezing roasted tomatoes for up to three months, … Continue reading

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Great Tumbling Tomatoes!

The last few weeks of warm, humid weather have worked miracles with my tomatoes. Late as it is, they’re ripening like crazy, turning red almost before our eyes. In fact, we’ve been watching my biggest Brandywine (the biggest I’ve ever … Continue reading

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On Eating Weeds

Conversations With Pat Over the summer, I’ve been exchanging notes with Pat Patterson, a grand gardener who is now retired from being Oregon State University’s Master Gardener coordinator. We were discussing this summer’s disappointing performance of tomatoes (in my neck … Continue reading

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Cooking With Cool School Kids

Snippets From Friends… As a result of this new Log House Plants blog, I’ve heard from a number of folks and thought I’d share some of what I’m learning. For instance, Bonney Lemkin, a Master Gardener I knew long ago … Continue reading

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