Weekend Gardening: Zebra Tomatoes

Zebra Tomatoes - Andrea Meyers

There’s something about striped tomatoes and the gorgeous splash of color they add to a garden. Michael’s favorite which we have always planted is the heirloom Mr. Stripey, and this year we added varieties of zebra tomatoes. In the basket are red zebra (the orange tomatoes with red stripes), black zebra (the darkish tomatoes with… 

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Sauteed Zucchini with Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Peppers, and Basil (The Kids Cook Monday)

Andrea Meyers - Sauteed Zucchini with Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Peppers, and Basil

Update August 15, 2011: Thanks to Dash Recipes for featuring this recipe! Update September 12, 2011: Thanks to The New York Times for featuring this recipe! It’s summertime and our garden is bursting with tomatoes, peppers, and basil, so we decided to sauté our homegrown vegetables with some yellow zucchini, mushrooms, onions, and garlic as… 

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Daily Photo: Tomatoes

Andrea Meyers - Tomato harvest

The tomato harvest has begun. In the last week we’ve harvested about 30 pounds of tomatoes, and there’s more every day. We have 18 tomato plants and 16 varieties, including beefsteak, plum, cherry, zebras, yellow, and an evergreen. For the first few weeks of tomato harvest we just enjoy them fresh, so for dinner today… 

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Fried Green Tomatoes with Chipotle Sour Cream

Fried Green Tomatoes with Chipotle Sour Cream - Andrea Meyers

If the weather forecast is correct, then we need to shake a leg and finish harvesting the garden before frost on Friday night. And I need to get the garlic planted, a task that I put off after an old back injury reared its ugly head last month, leaving me lying in the floor with… 

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Spiced Tomato Jam with Pinot Noir

Spiced Tomato Jam Recipe with Pinot Noir - Andrea Meyers

Though Labor Day has passed, the heat remains here in Northern Virginia and we’re still enjoying outdoor cooking and our homegrown tomatoes, though we’ve hit a lull and possibly the end of the tomato season. We aren’t sure if it’s insects or just the extended heat wave, but the tomato plants aren’t looking good. Fortunately… 

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Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

Slow-Roasted Tomatoes Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Three years ago I started looking for a food blogging event for those who garden, hunt, forage, or raise their own food, and when I couldn’t find one I decided to try starting it myself. I didn’t know if any other bloggers would be interested, but as with many things, I just kind of tossed… 

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