Sunday, September 19, 2010


No joke.

Store bought tomatoes ain't got nothing on homegrown tomatoes. I don't think I even knew what a real tomato tasted like before these. Heirloom Brandywines... incredible.

I bet people who actually know how to grow tomatoes grow even more amazing ones... Our tomatoes are great, but I don't know much about growing them. But, hey, at least we got some this year!

Homegrown Tomatoes

Homegrown Tomatoes

Homegrown Tomatoes

Homegrown Tomatoes


jamie said...


we just finally tended to our (first) (late) garden and i hacked the sh*t out of the tomato plant, which had gone *crazy*. hope it was the right thing to do! :D

Caroline said...

I completely agree!!! I love me some homegrown tomatoes!! YUM! Love your photos!

Caroline said...

I completely agree!!! I love me some homegrown tomatoes!! YUM! Love your photos!

bigBANG studio said...

sing it, sista. grocery tomats have NOTHING on homegrown tomats. a good trick for especially flavor-packed fruits: once the actual tomatoes start growing do two things: a) prune the sh*t out of any growth that doesn't have new flowers or fruit and b) cut back on water quite a bit. That will help your plants concentrate on fruit production, concentrate the flavor and prevent the fruits from splitting.

oh, and GORGEOUS PICTURES. and i love the new header. also, do you know your iced coffee recipe changed my life? seriously. big hugs from a fellow desert-lover. xo.

Sustain & Heal said...

Ain't that the truth! And fun to see young and less serious Guy Clark.

Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan said...

Haha that's a funky little tomato! Homegrown is so so so much better than store bought. It's like two totally different specimens!

Melissa said...

Amanda! Your baby is the most beautiful little boy! Also, I wanted to let you know that Zach and I have recently switched to a mostly vegetarian (plus fish) diet--and so your blog has been awesome in giving me recipe ideas. I made the lentil walnut burgers you posted about tonight. So yummy!

Ann Marie said...

those tomatoes look oh so yummy! ours got scorched this summer as we were gone for 6+ jealous of yours!