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We called her Mom. Her full name was Angela Barra Crocetti. She was my paternal grandmother, and woe betide the individual who addressed her as such. It was Mom. Period. And her husband, Gaetano, well, we called him Pop. That’s just the way it was. Mom was born in Fernwood, Ohio in 1898. My grandfather, […]
Another in the ongoing series – Exploring Tomatoes No wonder they call it Gold Medal! Full, sweet flavor, low acid and almost two pounds, these yellow and red bi-color beauties sport a classic multi-lobed heirloom look. If you can find some of these, try one. You will not be disappointed. I have no […]
Another in the ongoing series – Exploring Tomatoes Green, purple orange and yellow all at the same time. Meet Ananas Noire, or as Bart calls it “the Anais Nin tomato”. WOW!! Another great find from Tomatomania. It was marked Ananas Nir, but it was not until I googled it last week that I […]
The first in an ongoing series – Exploring Tomatoes WOW!! What a tomato! Introduced by Thompson and Morgan seed growers in 1992, Sungold is new to me this year. While at Tomatomania some home gardeners were extolling the plant’s virtues, and am I ever glad I was there to listen in. “You won’t […]
… This is just the greatest time of year. My garden is anticipation central – tremendous bounty is about to come. It’s the garden I work in every day. It’s the garden for which my neighbors give thanks. It’s the garden my friends envy. Each morning I go to my backyard to inspect it (one […]