Monthly Archives: August 2010

In my garden:The corn is definately higher than an elephant’s eye

The front yard and boulevard have become a destination garden for many. Among the streams of admirer’s yesterday an elderly couple remarked, “Your corn is higher than an elephant’s eye.” Behold the scientific study in my garden.

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The aftertaste is sweet: What the media are saying about our tasting

http://www.spotlighttoronto.com/site/index.php/event-heirloomtomatotasting.html http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/08/21/20988/

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Clockwork orange

orange in the garden,caro rich tomatoes,carrots,orange stemmed chard,nasturtiums and marigolds  Like clockwork, a year to the day, since our last year’s tomato tasting, Corey Mintz shows up at my door to borrow a cup of tomatoes. He was bearing my … Continue reading

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A toast to the tomato: tomato tasting, part 3

This is the recipe I created after last year’s tomato tasting . I used cinnamon bread because the taste of cinnamon and basil are reminiscent of each other. Cinnamon French Toast topped with Tomato Salad Make a tomato salad following “The Remains of … Continue reading

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Tomato tasting: the remains of the day

When the tasting was over we sent some guests home with tomatoes and cut up the rest for salad.The method is quite simple. If you have different kinds of tomatoes the salad will be more colorful but even with just red … Continue reading

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Tomato tasting: Part 4; Goddess Salad

Ariel and Rachel have been  friends since they met at Frosh week at university. The two would sit at my kitchen island as I fed them delicacies that I had just cooked. Rachel would sometimes refer to me as “The Chocolate Goddess.”I think … Continue reading

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Tomato tasting : This Clint Eastwood is a dud not a dude

 The invitation read There are many words to describe the taste of wines, but we invite you to conquer new frontiers with words to describe the taste of Tomatoes. You are invited to attend our Tomato Tasting where we will … Continue reading

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Corn-servation

 Buying supplies for my rooftop garden, I had an after thought.” Why not try growing corn in the planters? I am sure it will look beautiful and rustic.” I picked up a cell pack of corn seedlings and headed up to the garden … Continue reading

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There will be cotton

Today, I noticed our cotton is growing fat bolls. When they burst we will have cotton. Cotton has been cultivated for 7,000 years, but is this a first for Canada?

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And sandwich

The favorite sandwich of my youth, hardly requires a recipe. Slice a tomato. Spread one side of a slice of rye bread, and yes, it must be rye, with mayonnaise. Top with tomato slices and another piece of rye bread. … Continue reading

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Hot and cold running soup

I love making and eating soup for breakfast. On this hot Summer’s day looking at a pile of ripe tomatoes that I grew, it was obvious what the main ingredient for today’s soup was going to be. I knew that I felt … Continue reading

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Figs, Show me your Leaves!

   Last year I planted fig trees in all of my gardens. www.annexrentals.com  I even planted them in pots at the entrance of our office building.  www.empressbuilding.com  Their leaves are beautiful and growing such exotic fruit in our climate, Toronto Canada, peeks … Continue reading

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Spoon Tomatoes

  Standing in the greenhouse looking at a choice of seedlings of 200 varieties of heritage tomatoes I could grow was a thrill.This Spring having built more wooden boxes and added more colored plastic tubs to my office roof top vegetable garden I could still only accomodate about 60 varieties, accounting for … Continue reading

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Today on the Boulevard

Today on the boulevard the broom corn has reached 10 feet tall and the millet-like sprays are opening. It is sure to add another few feet. The amaranth heads are 3 feet high by at least one foot wide. The … Continue reading

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Fleeting Summer, Breakfast in a Flash

Sliced tomatoes, purple shiso, purple basil, sliced burgundy pole beans,  and chives from my urban farm just outside the kitchen door  One of my favorite cookbooks is Edward de Pomiane’s cookbook ,”Cooking  in 10 Minutes”[ first published in 1948] I … Continue reading

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The Gardening Sisters’ Wonderful Take on my Garden

  http://torontogardens.blogspot.com/2010/07/vivian-reisss-artful-garden.html

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