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Roasted Cherry Tomato and Sweet Onion Dip- The Hot Mess

Roasted Cherry Tomato and Sweet Onion Dip- The Hot Mess

You’re lookin’ a hot mess. And we’re not talking about emotional issues or drama. We’re throwing it all out there for you all to see, straight from the oven and ready to be devoured. This cheese dip is the epitome of a hot mess, but it’s so freaking good, you’ll be glad that we didn’t make time to clean it up.

It was so hard to not face-plant into this dip when it was bubbly, drippy, hot and messy from the oven. Probably the realization »

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Heirloom Tomato Tart with Pesto and Goat Cheese

Heirloom Tomato Tart with Pesto and Goat Cheese

Just to state the obvious, our tomatoes have been very successful this year. After struggling to grow them the past couple years we were determined to have a good crop this year. I think we may be on to something.

Each year I think we get a little less ignorant. At least I hope we do. Spring begins the same. After months of waiting for the weather to warm up so we can begin our tomato frenzy, we’ll hit the nurseries scouring for tomato young-ins. »

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Heirloom Kentucky Beefsteak Tomatoes

Heirloom Kentucky Beefsteak Tomatoes

Wow! these kentucky beefsteak tomatoes are fabulous! They’re huge, heavy, juicy and sweet.

We amazed at how silky they are, so little seeds and so meaty. These are the best beefsteak tomatoes we’ve ever had and they’re definitely on our list to grow for next year.»

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Too many tomatoes- what to call this dish?

Too many tomatoes- what to call this dish?

We have tomato monsters now. There can never be too many tomatoes, but we can definitely run out of names to call the dishes that we create with them.

Last week we finished a batch of sun dried tomatoes (literally. sun. dried), tomato sauce, tomato paste and tomato everything. Pretty much.

Here’a a quick shot of tonights dinner. We kind of put it together with some left over cobbler dough, basil and san marzano tomatoes from the garden.

We’ll be writing about it soon, but »

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Welcome home meal

Welcome home meal

fresh tomatoes and oregano for salad

The plane landed, we made it home to two happy dogs waiting with toys in mouth and the garden veggies that grew an extra 2 inches while we were away.

The best welcome home treat was seeing the dog tails wagging and a garden lunch waiting to be picked.»

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First big batch of heirloom tomatoes

First big batch of heirloom tomatoes

Weee!! We’ve been collecting the seasons first huge batch of tomatoes.

The good news is that only 2 heirlooms died of the 20 that we planted. So far, so better of a record than last year. Looking at a vigorous and healthy brandywine tomato is a great sign that we’ll have a bumper crop of these huge tomatoes. The last 3 years have been a struggle for us when it came to growing heirlooms.

Once we stop eating all the tomatoes, we’ll write up a »

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