Awesome Weekend
January 22, 2009, 11:58 am
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img_0049It’s cold out there! But we warmed up with a winter feast made from the best stuff we had stashed away in the basement with two meals featuring entrees made from out stash of  Awesome Farm products.  First, Lisa made gnocchi which we had with a lamb ragu (which also featured a couple of jars of our own tomatoes).  It went down quite well with a capital Barolo.   For dessert, I made my (sorta) famous Chocolate Malted Creme Brulee.  Famous, ‘cuz it was in Mom’s cookbook The Splendid Spoonful.



  On Sunday we had had Hainanese chicken with our Awesome Farm chicken.  This dish has been in heavy rotation for us every since Bittman wrote about it last summer.  Although we like the more traditional version with a zippy lime-chili sauce.


It’s a Nice Day
September 12, 2008, 9:58 am
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For a White Wonder….with purple basil:

Family Portrait
September 4, 2008, 4:16 pm
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Wow, I haven’t posted almost the entire peak season…but here’s what’s been keeping me away:


Clockwise, from upper left:  Costoluto Genovese, Sriped German, Rutgers, Cherokee Purple, Striped German.

August 5, 2008, 5:19 pm
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You’d think that with a title like Jerzeetomato, we’d be posting constantly as the crop started to come in.  In fact we’ve been slacking off and enjoying our tomatoes.  And we haven’t even gotten to The Inundation yet.  But, no.  We’re slackers.  Here are some photos of the early crop.

Assorted Cherries, (Sungold, Chocolate Cherry and Little Red)


Big Beef and Cherokee Purple:

I once was lost, but now I’m found.
July 23, 2008, 4:14 pm
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While we didn’t grow any of these this year, we will have to next year, obviously.  Today’s NYT has a interesting look at the myth of the Jersey Tomato.

June 12, 2008, 12:25 am
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NJ has been cleared as being the source of salmonella in the recent outbreak.  We’re not surprised.  Our tomatoes are superior.

All In
May 27, 2008, 6:46 am
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It is done.  They’re all in the ground.  This years contestants are:

Cherokee Purple

Big Beef

Japanese Truffle

Rutgers (‘natch)

Old German

White Wonder

Mr. Stripey

Amish Paste


Chocolate Cherry


Sweet 100

Strong feelings about tomatoes
May 2, 2008, 6:46 am
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While we feel strongly about our tomatoes, some people in this world get violent about them.

Why we do it
March 29, 2008, 8:53 am
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The picture says it all.  August 2005.

 I’ve decided that the year can be broken down like this:

  • 3 months of good skiing
  • 3 months of good tomatoes
  • 6 months of crap, waiting for one of the “good” seasons to begin.

Since I’m an average skiier but like to think of myself an above average tomato grower, this blog will focus on tomatoes and other goodies from the garden; AND what I do with said goodies once they make it into my kitchen.