Monthly Archives: August 2009

Purple Calabash


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Territorial Seed Company: Cuore Di Bue

I have yet to hear from Territorial Seed  Company (TSC) if they had contacted their seed supplier in Italy.  In Italy, this is called ‘Cuore Di Bue’ tomato.  Please note that this is not the same CDB listed on Seed … Continue reading

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This tomato has won the beauty pageant.  Plants are healthy and vigorous.  Fruits are large (over a pound on average).  Flavor is a perfect balance of sweet and tart, and the texture firm.  Very good in sandwiches, salads, and sauces.

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Wild Boar Farms Tomatoes

Please help me on this one.  Thanks.  The one on the foreground (has more red) is Large Barred Boar.  The other two have more green, or am I imagining it?  Here’s a link to Wild Boar Farm Varieties.   These tomatoes … Continue reading

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Gourmet Magazine-Inspired Mandarin Golden Cake

Current issue of Gourmet Magazine (September 2009) arrived in the mail earlier this week.   Page 59 entry is Nectarine Golden Cake. In lieu of nectarines, my version used Mandarin oranges.

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Cocido Madrileno (Filipino Nilaga)

A cocido (stew) may include any type of meat on hand, plus garbanzo (chickpeas) beans.  To make a really tasty broth, I use either smoked pork hock, leftover ham bones (holiday treat) or smoke-cured bacon (always available).  In ages past, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Al Tonno

Not only that I love eating Italian food, I also enjoy preparing them because they are pretty much fuss-free.  This version used ingredients right out of my pantry, refrigerator, and garden. Boil water for pasta.  Prep ingredients.  Start sauteing when … Continue reading

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