Category Archives: green tomato

And even more to do with green tomatoes

Fall is here. Cool days and nights. My tomatoes ripened into early October which is quite a wonder to have red, sweet tomatoes so late into the year. I don’t mind harvesting green tomatoes because I’ve learned how wonderful they are … Continue reading

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Last of the green tomatoes

This must be the longest tomato season ever. The vines, which are unusually thick and sinewy, keep producing large tomatoes a good 6-8 weeks later than normal. The tomatoes are all green, however, and will not turn red in this … Continue reading

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Indian summer

Indian summer is always bitter-sweet. The days warm after a cold snap but only for a short spell: winter approaches, and the growing season nears its end. Perhaps, this special window of warm, sunny fall weather is called Indian summer … Continue reading

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Fried green tomatoes, Turkish style

Another excellent way to prepare and serve green tomatoes. This recipe comes from Moro East, the third cookbook of UK chefs Sam[antha] and Sam Clark and  a collection of Turkish, Kurdish and Cypriot recipes they gleaned from gardening on an allotment* … Continue reading

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More green tomatoes

Had a truly outstanding green tomato soup at the home of photographer Patricia Evans. (See the header photo top of page for an example of Patsy’s work.) It’s another New York Times recipe and it’s simply delicate, tangy and delicious. Enjoy! … Continue reading

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Early harvest: tomatoes and basil

When the average temperature in Chicago this date is 74 degrees, we know it’s an early fall today. Last night dipped into the 40s and today the high will be in the low 50s, warming up to high 50s and … Continue reading

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