Posts Tagged ‘Tomatoes’

from:  The Organic Cook’s Bible, by Jeff Cox

½ cup finely diced radishes
½ cup seeded and diced ripe plum tomato (or one large tomato)
¼ cup finely chopped scallions
1 tsp minced garlic
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp minced jalapeno or Serrano pepper
2 tbsp roughly chopped cilantro
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and Pepper

Gently stir all ingredients together in a bowl. Serve as a topping for chicken, pork, or fish tacos; as an addition to meat, rice, and beans in burritos; or eat with chips. Makes about 1 ½ cups.

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jubilee tomato

We haven’t had a frost in a week and a half, so I’m planting the warm-weather crops.  Tomatoes can be crossed off the list!  It’s such a great feeling!  This was actually the first batch of tomatoes.  I have a second group of seedlings still growing in containers to plant out later.  Tomatoes tend to get diseases a lot, and are prone to multiple other disasters–perhaps a strong wind that could knock them down, or maybe hail.  I’ve learned to have a “back up” crop of several things, especially tomatoes.

I took a picture of this particular tomato variety, called Golden Jubilee, because I thought they were so beautiful.   The bright green leaves are a gorgeous purple color underneath.  My camera doesn’t do the plant justice.  You’ll just have to come see for yourself!  The tomatoes will be orangey-yellow, meaty, sweet, and medium-sized, good for any use.  This variety won an All America Selection (AAS) award for Burpee in 1943.

On to the peppers…  :)

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