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Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

August 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

A few years ago, I was fortunate to have a day job located in Princeton, New Jersey and a stone’s throw from a phenomenal Thursday afternoon farmers market where I would often spend my lunch hour. Princeton is an upscale town with lots of educated people from all over the country. To appeal to these […]

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Tons of Tomatoes!

August 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tons of Tomatoes!

Tomato season is well underway! How are your plants doing…lots of tomatoes? Me too. Here’s an update on what’s going on in the Tomato Envy garden, specifically with tomatoes. I really want you guys to gander a guess at how many tomatoes, total, I’m going to harvest through September 30, 2015. My annual Guess My […]

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Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

August 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

If you’re a regular here, you know that Tomato Envy is definitely not “all tomatoes, all the time.” But, if you’re new here, then it might seem as though it is. Blogs by nature have a way of getting a little self-indulgent, and this is no exception. This time of year is all about tomatoes for me, […]

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Container Gardening at its Best!

August 19, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Container Gardening at its Best!

Have you ever been interested in growing your own food if only you lived in a pastoral country setting or had lots of suburban lawn to turn into a vegetable garden? Well, it’s time to wake up from those daydreams and get growing now! Container gardening is the answer, and it’s not just for growing […]

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Baked Eggplant Gratin

August 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Baked Eggplant Gratin

Eggplant harvested right from the Tomato Envy garden is one of my favorite end-of-summer treats. I said last year that I was going to grow less eggplant, but it didn’t happen. This year though, I’m much better equipped with eggplant recipes so that none of it goes to waste. Compared to standard supermarket eggplant, the world […]

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Tips for Curing and Storing Garlic

August 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tips for Curing and Storing Garlic

In addition to my fun gig creating Tomato Envy in my spare time, I have a “day job” that demands a lot of my time and energy. I work for a medical device company on Long Island and I travel there often to work with my marketing colleagues in the office. Growing up in the heart of the […]

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Mediterranean Grilled Corn Salad with Halloumi Cheese

July 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mediterranean Grilled Corn Salad with Halloumi Cheese

One of my favorite summer flavors, besides that of fresh ripe tomatoes, is the unbeatable flavor of grilled foods. You just can’t achieve it indoors. A few years ago, Mr. President and I treated ourselves to a little housewarming gift and bought a Big Green Egg which is the bomb diggity of charcoal cookers. And, […]

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Fight Powdery Mildew Naturally

July 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Fight Powdery Mildew Naturally

As much as any gardener, including myself, looks forward to warm weather, I admit that late summer is my least favorite time in the garden. The days are too hot and buggy for working outdoors except in the early morning, the long days and warm soil have helped the weeds grow to epic proportions, and […]

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Master THE Perfect Pie Crust

July 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Master THE Perfect Pie Crust

It’s fruit pie time! PIE! I love it for summer desserts and maybe even the occasional breakfast treat. Pies are so versatile that you can enjoy them with whatever fruit is in season. Believe it or not, pies can also be a very convenient, make-ahead dessert option for summer events and entertaining. But, why does […]

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Using Beneficial Nematodes in Your Garden

July 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Using Beneficial Nematodes in Your Garden

As Mr. President often says when something’s a challenge, “If it was easy, everyone would do it!” I feel this way sometimes about organic gardening. I know why some people resort to using chemicals in their garden. It’s not easy to maintain plant health and keep pests at bay the natural way. But, the rewards […]

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