Yes, we are here!

At GRIT and MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we have been educating folks about the benefits of self-reliance for 50 years. That includes researching and sourcing the best books and products to help individuals master the skills they need in times like these and beyond. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-866-803-7096 or by email. Stay safe!

I Dream of Tomatoes

| 7/29/2014 12:28:00 PM

Acorn and ThistleI’m getting antsy ... Remember that mini-greenhouse I built for my tomatoes this year? It’s working! There’s an absolute jungle of plants in there, some taller than me. Granted, I’m just shy of 5’6” and they’re in a raised bed, but STILL … I’ve never had tomato vines get that tall here in my garden.

Did I mention that they’re loaded with green tomatoes, as well? And loads of flowers, to boot? Well, they are. Our 10-day forecast is calling for temps in the 80s again, so I’m practically dancing with excitement over the possibility of getting ripe tomatoes soon. Oh, and speaking of weather - remember those three days of ridiculous rain last week? Not a problem at all. Everything remained nice and dry, and we didn’t lose a single fruit from splitting.

tomato flower 

green tomato 

I think my favorite way to have tomatoes is straight off the vine, while they’re still warm from the sun. That experience just screams “Summer!” to me. A close second is oven roasted, with a bit of garlic and shallots, then tossed with some nice homemade pasta. Top that with a little chiffonade of basil and freshly grated Parmesan ... yowza. 

I love it so much, in fact, that I’ll post the recipe next week, as soon as I get my hands on some tomatoes. Sorry, folks, but if I have to wait, then you do too. Besides, it’s just not the same without pictures. Worst case? I'll go to my farmers' market and buy some, just so I can make this for you. 

Live The Good Life with GRIT!

Grit JulAug 2016At GRIT, we have a tradition of respecting the land that sustains rural America. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing to GRIT through our automatic renewal savings plan. By paying now with a credit card, you save an additional $6 and get 6 issues of GRIT for only $16.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and send me one year of GRIT for just $22.95!

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds Newsletters

click me