Posts tagged “tomato

Damn Fine Spaghetti Sauce

Posted on September 19, 2014

When Seth and I were first dating, we ate spaghetti nearly every meal.  We were young, poor college students.  That was the main reason.  But we also had an 8 lb. jar of homemade spaghetti sauce sitting in Seth’s refrigerator.  That was the other reason.  It was Seth’s dad’s recipe and Seth was not very adventurous with foods at the time, so Seth’s dad made him a massive jar of sauce, promising to refill the jar any time Seth brought it back.  We ate a lot of spaghetti.  I’m sorry to say it took about a month to go through a jar.  How is it possible that the sauce never went bad?  I still think about that now, ten years later. Seth’s dad has…

Tough Love for Tomatoes

Posted on July 16, 2013

Perhaps it was optimistic to plant so many tomato plants when all the community garden old-timers were predicting another hard year of blight.  No one harvested a single tomato last year they all said.  Blight wiped out everyone’s crops. They say luck favors the bold.  Or is it that you make your own luck?  Whatever the case, we have 35 tomato plants and more than half of them have set forth green globes.  I want tomatoes clear through to next summer, and I’ll do whatever it takes to make my babies as healthy as possible. If you swung by the gardens this morning, you might have seen me — er, scratch that — you might not have seen me crouched among my tomato plants,…