Garden sharing with neighbors

These stunning peppers and tiny orange tomatoes came from neighbors on either side of us. We’ve lucked out with a huge zucchini crop this year, so we’ve been happily sharing. What fun to trade veggies from our gardens! Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was garden sharing with neighbors! Many thanks to Ti for the tomatoes and…

They never make it to the kitchen

This evening Mama and I enjoyed a handful of “Sun Gold” tomatoes and our first “Early Girl” tomato in our garden. I harvested them into the bottom of my shirt and we gobbled them right up, laughing about how they never make it to the kitchen. Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was sharing a laugh over…

Beautiful bruschetta

After enjoying delicious bruschetta at the July 4th party we attended, I had a lingering craving. I thumbed through our Marcella Hazan Italian cookbook to make sure I wasn’t forgetting any important components. These tiny heirloom tomatoes paired magnificently with fresh basil from our garden and crushed garlic. I overtoasted the baguette, but it was…

Tiny orange tomatoes or candy?

Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was enjoying these candy-like, golden-yellow cherry tomatoes in our garden! It is one of three varieties we’re growing this summer and the first to be ripe. What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything. Day 181 of 365. And Day 1,277 in a row (here’s the first 366,…

Tomato taste-off

We are growing three varieties of tomatoes in our backyard veggie garden this year. So, to determine which one is our favorite, I created a blind taste test for Mama! The three contestants were a Sweet Seedless Hybrid, a Bushsteak Hybrid, and an Early Girl. The first two varieties were starter plants we ordered from…

Vibrant tomato harvest

Following the progress of our garden is one of our all-time favorite summer activities. While harvesting a couple tomatoes for Mama‘s lunch, I discovered an entire bowlful were ripe and ready! Today’s #OneGoodThing is our vibrant tomato harvest! Day 211 of 365. And Day 577 in a row! 1 year ago today: A cone-free cuddle again What…

Glorious Caprese toast

Mama and I enjoyed a glorious lunch of Caprese sourdough toast with sun-warmed tomatoes and sweet basil from our garden! It was such a delicious treat! Fresh mozzarella paired with tomatoes and basil is a longtime favorite of ours because it reminds us of being in Italy. Today’s #OneGoodThing was this beautiful, tasty Caprese toast with…