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Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Arugula, Cooking recipe, Tomato |

Goat Cheese Arugula Pizza

Goat Cheese Arugula Pizza

Goat Cheese Arugula Pizza It’s always nice to have a quick and easy meal for those busy and/or lazy days. Once Upon A Time, I would just pop a frozen pizza from the grocery store into the oven and that was that. However, a combination of absurdly-expensive frozen pizzas (that are also way small for the price) and my desire to eat more Real Food has led me to start making my own pizza.  Making my own pizza has ended up being not only a perfect meal for busy/lazy days, but also a great way to connect with my husband over food. We have started a lovely tradition where we both choose toppings for our homemade pizza and we also make it together. Let’s face it: everyone likes different toppings on their pizza. My husband and I have found that making pizza together helps us chat about our days while compromising on toppings. The results are that we not only have lots of fun making our dinner together, but...

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Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Basil, Cooking recipe, Soup, Tomato | 2 comments

Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup

 I am addicted to soup. I love it. It’s easy to make. It lasts 2-4 days for dinner. It tastes light and refreshing in my body. I feel healthy eating it. Finally, of course, it is DELICIOUS! You might have noticed by now my love-affair with soup. I hope you don’t mind.  This Tomato Basil Soup is simple: only 6 ingredients! It’s also cheap and gives you 8 full servings of soup. It is also one of my Ultimate Favorite Soups of ALL Time. I am not the kind to lick bowls, but this soup is a rare exception to that rule. You will find me licking the bowl out as well as the soup pot because every drop is precious to me. My husband and I like to make this a full meal by having a spinach salad with hard boiled eggs on top before eating the soup with a chunk of bread on the side. I think you will find salad and this soup go well together. What...

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Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Tomato, Vegetables | 1 comment

How to Grow Tomatoes

How to Grow Tomatoes

How to Grow Tomatoes **Tomatoes are an extremely popular and well-loved vegetable. They are certainly one of my favorites! **Success with tomatoes depends on which varieties you try to grow in your particular climate. Read your seed packets carefully for this information. **There are a few types: “Determinate” tomatoes are short, bushy and set all of their fruit at once and then stop producing. They are easier to grow and work with. They are good to grow if you want to have canned tomatoes because you get so much at one time. “Indeterminate” tomatoes have long vines that keep growing and fruiting indefinitely until frost ends the plant. They give you tomatoes throughout the growing season and must be maintained so that you do not have a tangled knot of vines. **Six tomato plants are usually enough for an average family, unless you preserve a lot of them or are addicted to them (like me). Here’s what you need to can tomatoes!   Position: **Choose a very sunny spot where plants...

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