Monthly Archives: July 2011

A Mini Tomato Tasting of Mini Tomatoes

When I saw all the tomatoes I harvested of various varieties yesterday, I decided to hold a mini tomato tasting with my family.  I set the seven varieties, all cherry tomatoes, out on a plate and identified them by numbers.  … Continue reading

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Today’s Harvest

EVERYTHING is coming in now!  This is what I harvested today: 3 little heads of broccoli, 7 cucumbers (found a couple more after this picture was taken), wax beans, 6 varieties of cherry tomatoes, and 2 bags stuffed with different … Continue reading

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Two Days of Conga Lines!

Every time I leave the house to go to a master gardener meeting, my husband Stan tells our sons that what I’m really doing there is conga lines. And do you know what? Even though we’re not literally doing conga … Continue reading

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TOMATOES! They’re coming!!

No, it’s not the Attack of the Killer Tomatoes; it’s my babies–the tomatoes I started from seed back on March 24. Now the first cherry tomatoes have ripened. Both the Sweet 100s and the Sweet Millions plants have one red … Continue reading

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Just One More Thing–The Columbo Way to Dress Up a Dessert

No, I didn’t do this because Peter Falk of Columbo fame died last week.  However, as it happens, we at Chez Rea are indeed huge Columbo fans.  We’ve been watching the series on DVD now for over a year and … Continue reading

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A Pinch of Basil

As I was tending my tomato plants, I noticed I needed to pinch my basil–that is, to cut off the growing tips so the plants would branch out from the side shoots. Then the question that arose was what to … Continue reading

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The breakfast of gardeners!

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