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First Supper
July 30, 2009, 6:14 am
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On Tuesday this week we had our first meal from our own tomatoes.   A simple pasta sauce made from about 10 Super Marzanos, a little onion, a little garlic, a little olive oil and a HUGE handful of basil.  Spectacular.  The meal used up all of our ripe tomatoes (except the cherries, we’re swimming in those) but we’re going to be able to eat the first slicers this weekend.  We’ll keep you posted.

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Charcoal Geek
July 14, 2009, 10:43 am
Filed under: Kitchen | Tags: ,

It’s official.  A recent inventory of my garage revealed SEVEN different types of charcoal.

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It’s really quite embarrassing.   I can’t help myself.  I see a new brand of hardwood at the store and I have to try a bag.  I mean, I’m not as wrapped up in it as the Naked Whiz, but I fear I’m headed down that path.

It started this summer with the discovery that Kingsford got religion and started marketing lump hardwood.  Then of course I had to try their new “Competition Briquettes”.  I went to my local BGE dealer and they had BGE brand lump.  I had to try that.  And I noticed at the local Shoprite they had one of my favorites “Cowboy” brand lump.  I didn’t buy any because I’m running out of room but once we get the air conditioner out of storage in the garage we’ll have more room.  So maybe then….



Will it ever end?
July 2, 2009, 3:46 pm
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Rain, Rain…..you know the rest.  All this rain has seriously dampened even my motivation to write.  The second wettest June on record.  And it’s not doing the garden any good at this point.  We’re hoping for a better conditions on the 4th.

Some good news, though, we picked our first tomatoes this week.  As usual, they were a couple of Sweet 100’s.  But when I picked ’em I realized I hadn’t even posted this years line-up.  So, here it is:

Sweet 100’s

Chocolate Cherry

Gold Nugget (also a cherry)

Ramapo

Moreton

Costoluto Genovese

Cherokee Purple

Pineapple

Old German

Purple Russian

Brandywine

Old Italtian Plum

Super Marzano

 

For a total 25 plants.  At least initially.  We’ve already lost one of the Sweet 100’s.  It turned yellow from the base up in just over a week.  Weird.