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Green tomatoes

Green tomatoes

It’s nearly December and I’ve just divested my tomato plants of their final fruits. This is indicative of so many things: stupidly …

Sun lovers

It felt like a near-death experience. Me. Turbo kickboxing after eight months away. Burning chest, raspy breathing, nausea. And my chipper instructor …

Flowers in a drought

Despite the blessedly beautiful storm clouds covering my neighborhood right now, California is in a terribly, ugly, awful, persistent drought. Thinking about …

Fixing my tomato mistakes

There are few things I like better about summer than sweet, ripe tomatoes from the garden. In fact, I’ve cultivated quite the …

#100HappyDays: The $10,000 tomato

18 ounces of tomato goodness, July 5, 2014. “Honeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyy, LOOK!” I exclaim, holding up a tomato the size of my head. (Well, …

#100HappyDays: First fruits

Visualize caprese salad! And salsa! And bruschetta! And, and, and… June 16, 2014. Few things I love more than a perfectly ripe …