Archive for July, 2011

By Nadia Arumugam |

Saving the Season: Homemade Tomato Ketchup

I’m addicted to tomato ketchup. I’ll put it on just about anything. In fact, there are some things I just won’t eat, if there’s no ketchup to hand, namely eggs, burgers, and *gasp* even fries. I admit it, for the most part, I’m really talking about Heinz ketchup, but there’s also room in my life [Read more]

By Charity Shumway |

Tomato Cages for the Visually Sensitive

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: most tomato cages are ugly. They’re usually flimsy too. Yet somehow, I buy the ugly, flimsy metal things year after year, dislike them all season, then store them over the winter thinking I’ll use them again next year, only to find come spring they’re too banged [Read more]

By Nadia Arumugam |

What’s the Deal with Tomato Knives?

I already have a knife, nay, I already have a knife block of knives. I certainly don’t need a blade that’s dedicated to…tomatoes. That’s you. This is me: Let’s not be hasty. Let’s just consider for a moment ┬áthe possible scenario should you happen to be in the mood for slicing tomatoes, and you chance [Read more]

By Charity Shumway |

This Week in the Garden

This week, I planted a lemon tree and hauled a bunch of eight-foot-tall bamboo poles home on the subway for a garden lighting project. My evening primroses are still gracing the terrace nightly, the corn I’m growing to screen my air-conditioner is getting taller by the day, and the grape vines I planted last week [Read more]