I love tomatoes. I love to grow them. I love to cook my favorite tomato recipes. And I especially love to eat them.
There’s a classic ode by the great singer-songwriter Guy Clark that goes like this:
“Homegrown tomatoes, homegrown tomatoes.
What’d life be without homegrown tomatoes?
Only two things that money can’t buy
That’s true love & homegrown tomatoes.”
(Check out Guy in fine form here.)
Here on A Cook and Her Books, I help you grow them and help you cook with them. (You’re on your own for song writing. 😂)
How to Grow Tomatoes
Let’s start in the garden with Tips for Growing Tomatoes and How to Grow a Victory Garden to get you started. My enemy in the garden is the tobacco hornworm. Read about identifying and controlling this pest.
My Favorite Tomato Recipes
Whether your tomatoes come from your garden, the farmers market or the grocery store, give these recipes a try: