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Tantalizing Tomatoes: Smart Tips and Tasty Picks for Gardeners Everywhere
Brooklyn Botantical Gardens
1889538000
December 1997
Paperback
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From Library Journal
One hardly knows where to start in raving about this book. The contributors are top-drawer, the topic is covered thoroughly in a well-organized and readable style, the illustrations are all in full color, the index is complete, and the price is a bargain. General topics include terminology, in which clear explanations are given of the codes used to describe tomatoes; suggestions for starting seeds and growing plants; and natural methods for dealing with pests and diseases. Four gardeners who grow tomatoes in the Southwestern desert, the South, the Far North, and the Pacific Coast area offer special tips for growing tomatoes in those locations, listing varieties that do best there. There are many more treasures in this jewel box, which belongs in every library and personal gardening collection. Highly...


I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato
Lauren Child
0763621803
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Lola is a very fussy eater. Carrots are for rabbits and peas are "too small and too green." One day, after rattling off her long list of despised foods, she ends with the vehement pronouncement, "And I absolutely will never not ever eat a tomato." Not convinced, Lola's older sister Charlie has an idea. She tells Lola that the orange things on the table are not carrots, but "orange twiglets from Jupiter" and peas are in fact "green drops from Greenland." Mashed potatoes, when pitched as "cloud fluff from the pointiest peak of Mount Fuji" suddenly seem appealing to Lola. And in the end, might she even eat a tomato?

Lauren Child's wacky, expressive sketches of Lola and Charlie (much like those in Clarice Bean, That's Me) are cut out and superimposed on all sorts of textures and patterns from wallpaper to wood....



Juicy Tomatoes: Plain Truths, Dumb Lies, and Sisterly Advice About Life After 50 (Women Talk About)

1572242175


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Book Description
Tales from the Vine: Juicy Tomatoes Talk About Being Female, Over Fifty, and in Full Bloom Juicy Tomatoes introduces you to a group of women who will happily plead guilty to being female and over fifty. That's because they know that being a fifty-plus woman means having wisdom, passion, and savvy to spare, and that the second half of life can be just as fun and fulfilling as the first. They've seen through the myths that say an over-fifty woman can't have good sex or a new career and they've forged ahead despite societal pressure to quietly step down. These juicy tomatoes are redefining what it means to be a woman over fifty and blazing a trail that promises to change the culture and the lives of those green tomatoes who come after them. Juicy Tomatoes is a refreshing and revealing look at how women meet the...


Truelove & Homegrown Tomatoes
Julie Cannon
0743245881
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Review
Jennifer Chiaveriniauthor of The Quilter's Legacy Julie Cannon's characters are drawn with warmth and affection, making Truelove & Homegrown Tomatoes as enjoyable as the first spring day in the garden.
Terry Kayauthor of To Dance with the White DogJulie Cannon's book does for the soul what a perfect tomato sandwich does for the appetite -- fills it with pure satisfaction.
Janice Daughartyauthor of Like a SisterTruelove & Homegrown Tomatoes will touch your heart.
Augusta Trobaughauthor of Sophie and the Rising SunTender, funny, witty -- a surprising, gentle jolt to the heart.

Review
Augusta Trobaugh author of Sophie and the Rising Sun Tender, funny, witty -- a surprising, gentle jolt to the heart.

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American Tomato: The Complete Guide to Growing and Using Tomatoes
Robert Hendrickson
158979222X
January 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A lot has happened in the worlds of food and gardening since 1977, when Hendrickson published The Great American Tomato Book, now updated, revised and renamed in paperback. The new edition attempts to cover everything from history to recipes, but Hendrickson's no-nonsense approach is a minor addition to the market in today's local–produce– crazed, foodie world. He's at his best when he takes home gardeners by the hand and walks them through the complexities of growing tomatoes, either in the ground or in containers. Other authors have written more artfully of the tomato's history, and any local gardening columnist will have more to say about why to choose one Heirloom varietal over another, but Hendrickson is a man who knows his seedlings, soil, sun and sowing. When it comes to practical problems like...


Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening
Louise Riotte
1580170277
September 2003
Paperback
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Amazon.com
This gardening classic was first published in 1975, and now a second generation of gardeners who prefer pest-resistant planning to chemicals will find a place for it on the shelves. Not only does it tell what to plant with what, but also how to use herbal sprays to control insects, what wild plants to encourage in the garden, how to grow fruit and nut trees, how to start small plots or window-box gardens, and much more. It's one of the most practical books around for any gardener of edibles, no matter how serious or casual.

Oklahoma Today
"If you want to know whether...to plant onions between cabbage plants, this is the place to look."

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The 64 Tomato: How One Man Nearly Lost his Sanity, Spent a Fortune, and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect Garden
William Alexander
1565125037
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. When the author of this hilarious horticultural memoir plants a large vegetable garden and a small orchard on his Hudson Valley farmstead, he finds himself at odds with almost all creation. At the top of the food chain are the landscaping contractors, always behind schedule, frequently derelict, occasionally menacing. Then there are the herds of deer that batter the electrified fence to get at Alexander's crop, and the groundhog who simply squeezes between the wires, apparently savoring the 10,000-volt shocks. Most insidious are the armies of beetles, worms, maggots and grubs that provoke Alexander, initially an organic-produce zealot, into drenching his entire property with pesticides. He braves these trials, along with hours of backbreaking labor and the eye-rolling of his wife and...


Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Fannie Flagg
0449911357
Jan 1997
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
When Cleo Threadgood and Evelyn Couch meet in the visitors lounge of an Alabama nursing home, they find themselves exchanging the sort of confidences that are sometimes only safe to reveal to strangers. At 48, Evelyn is falling apart: none of the middle-class values she grew up with seem to signify in today's world. On the other hand, 86-year-old Cleo is still being nurtured by memories of a lifetime spent in Whistle Stop, a pocket-sized town outside of Birmingham, which flourished in the days of the Great Depression. Most of the town's life centered around its one cafe, whose owners, gentle Ruth and tomboyish Idgie, served up grits (both true and hominy) to anyone who passed by. How their love for each other and just about everyone else survived visits from the sheriff, the Ku Klux Klan, a host of hungry hoboes,...


Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Fannie Flagg
0804115613
October 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
When Cleo Threadgood and Evelyn Couch meet in the visitors lounge of an Alabama nursing home, they find themselves exchanging the sort of confidences that are sometimes only safe to reveal to strangers. At 48, Evelyn is falling apart: none of the middle-class values she grew up with seem to signify in today's world. On the other hand, 86-year-old Cleo is still being nurtured by memories of a lifetime spent in Whistle Stop, a pocket-sized town outside of Birmingham, which flourished in the days of the Great Depression. Most of the town's life centered around its one cafe, whose owners, gentle Ruth and tomboyish Idgie, served up grits (both true and hominy) to anyone who passed by. How their love for each other and just about everyone else survived visits from the sheriff, the Ku Klux Klan, a host of hungry hoboes,...


Jerry Baker's Terrific Tomatoes, Sensational Spuds, and Mouth-Watering Melons : 1,274 Super Secrets for Growing Prize-Winning Vegetables (Jerry Baker's Good Gardening series)
Jerry Baker, Kim Gasior (Editor)
0922433402
April 1, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Secrets to growing big, juicy, prize-winning vegetables using common household products such as beer, dish soap, and cola are revealed in this book of gardening tricks, tips, and tonics. Beginning and experienced gardeners alike will learn easy but effective techniques for growing, protecting, storing, and saving vegetables, from asparagus and beets to rutabaga and zucchini. Topics include planning a plot; weeding, feeding, and watering; and keeping plague and pests at bay. Revealed are secrets for fighting fungus with molasses, spreading wood ashes to grow a glorious garden, using herbs to protect against cabbage moths and carrot flies, and starting veggies in containers with coffee grounds.

About the Author
Jerry Baker is the author of more than 50 books, including Plants Are...


Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Fannie Flagg
1400064627
Apr 2005
Large Print Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
When Cleo Threadgood and Evelyn Couch meet in the visitors lounge of an Alabama nursing home, they find themselves exchanging the sort of confidences that are sometimes only safe to reveal to strangers. At 48, Evelyn is falling apart: none of the middle-class values she grew up with seem to signify in today's world. On the other hand, 86-year-old Cleo is still being nurtured by memories of a lifetime spent in Whistle Stop, a pocket-sized town outside of Birmingham, which flourished in the days of the Great Depression. Most of the town's life centered around its one cafe, whose owners, gentle Ruth and tomboyish Idgie, served up grits (both true and hominy) to anyone who passed by. How their love for each other and just about everyone else survived visits from the sheriff, the Ku Klux Klan, a host of hungry hoboes,...


100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden
Carolyn J. Male
0761114009
April 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
This is a book for the true tomato snob who is not content with the ordinary red beefsteak weighing heavily on the vine at the end of summer. Yellow, pink, green, and orange tomatoes are all part of this guide to heirloom varieties, many of which are only available through catalogs or through an organization called the Seed Savers Exchange.

Author Carolyn Male favors heirlooms that have been passed down through families, not commercially created hybrids. She does not hesitate to be critical, calling some varieties mealy or bland, while others send her into epiphanies. Although she makes gestures toward guiding the novice, this is a book for either food fanatics or experts who move in the subculture of truly obsessed gardeners catering to gourmet cooks and specialty markets. Throughout the book, enticing...



Grow the Best Tomatoes: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-189
John Page
1580171575
October 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

From the Back Cover
Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. Storey's...


The Mystery of the Hairy Tomatoes
George Edward Stanley
068982209X
Apr 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Hair, Hair, Everywhere Someone's been digging up Mrs. Ruston's tomatoes. She thinks it's Noelle's dog, Rover, and unless Noelle can find the real thief, Rover's in big trouble. It's the hairiest case yet for Mr. Merlin's Third-Grade Detectives. Hair in Mrs. Ruston's tomato patch, hair in Amber Lee's hamburger -- can Noelle and Todd comb through the evidence and solve the mystery?

Card catalog description
When her dog Rover is accused of tearing up Mrs. Ruston's tomato plants, Noelle investigates with her friend Todd and finds long yellow hairs that may point to the real culprit.


Fannie Flagg's Original Whistle Stop Cafe Cookbook: Featuring Fried Green Tomatoes, Southern Barbecue, Split Banana Pie, & Many Other Great Recipes
Fannie Flagg
0449910288
September 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
"IT'LL MAKE FOR SOME MIGHTY FINE EATING."
--Fort Worth Star Telegram
After the tremendous success of her novel, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, and the beloved movie that followed, author Fannie Flagg received thousands of requests from all over the world asking for recipes from the little cafe of her Alabama childhood that was the model for the cafe in her novel. Now, she joyfully shares those recipes, in what may well be the first cookbook ever written by a satisfied customer rather than a cook! Inside you'll find wonderful recipes for:
* Skinless Fried Chicken * Pork Chops with Apples and Sweet Potatoes * Baked Ham and Pineapple Rings * Baked Turkey with Traditional Cornbread Dressing * Black-eyed Peas * Fried Okra * Creamed Onions * Broccoli Casserole * Southern Cream Gravy * Fried...


The Tomato Festival Cookbook
Lawrence Davis-Hollander
1580174981
May 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The majority of Americans have never tasted a good tomato. Thankfully, Davis-Hollander has devoted his life to saving future Americans from the trend of tasteless tomatoes bred for uniformity, "grown in the off-season with low levels of light, picked green, and artificially ripened and then shipped three thousand miles," via the heirloom seed-saving and propagation efforts of his Eastern Native Seed Conservancy, in western Massachusetts. Every year, participants in ENSC's Epicurean Tomato Festival celebrate the mind-blowing diversity of hundreds of generations-old tomato varieties in a full spectrum of shapes and colors, from Aunt Ruby's German Green to Cherokee Purple to Orange Banana. Davis-Hollander's first book brings together familiar preparations, like tomato sauce and ratatouille, with contemporary...


Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Fannie Flagg
0679744959
March 1993
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
When Cleo Threadgood and Evelyn Couch meet in the visitors lounge of an Alabama nursing home, they find themselves exchanging the sort of confidences that are sometimes only safe to reveal to strangers. At 48, Evelyn is falling apart: none of the middle-class values she grew up with seem to signify in today's world. On the other hand, 86-year-old Cleo is still being nurtured by memories of a lifetime spent in Whistle Stop, a pocket-sized town outside of Birmingham, which flourished in the days of the Great Depression. Most of the town's life centered around its one cafe, whose owners, gentle Ruth and tomboyish Idgie, served up grits (both true and hominy) to anyone who passed by. How their love for each other and just about everyone else survived visits from the sheriff, the Ku Klux Klan, a host of hungry hoboes,...


The Juicy Tomatoes Guide to Ripe Living after 50
Susan Swartz
1572244321
April 3, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The Ripe Stuff Jane Fonda, Judy Collins, and Isabel Allende are in their juicy years. So are a Midwest banker and Boston professor, a therapist who became a Mexican inn-keeper, an empty nester who took up Contra dancing. Author Susan Swartz likes to call this model of the new fifty-plus woman a Juicy Tomato, someone who enjoys her lushness, and, to push the metaphor, squeezes the most from life. The generation of women who fought to have a career, guilt-free sex, and their say in all things now insists on the right to make the second half of life as meaningful and ground-breaking as the first. Juicy tomatoes know that experience is an asset, not a liability and that wisdom and power are a lot sexier than a flat stomach. They don't apologize for their age and they don't hide their spunk and savvy. Sure, there...


Too Many Tomatoes, Squash, Beans, and Other Good Things : A Cookbook for When Your Garden Explodes
Lois Landau
0060968575
March 13, 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
A reissue of the unusual and classic cookbook with hundreds of savory and delectable recipes to help every gardener find ample ways to make use of the riches the garden provides.

Excerpted from Too Many Tomatoes, Squash, Beans, and Other Good Things : A Cookbook for When Your Garden Explodes by Lois M. Landau, Laura G. Myers. Copyright © 1991. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved
Carrot CakeServes 82 cups flour1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon nutmeg1 teaspoon cinnamon1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 cups oil2 cups sugar4 eggs, slightly beaten2 cups grated raw carrots1 cup drained crushed pineapple1 cup chopped nuts8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature1 box confectioner's sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract12 tablespoons butter or margarine,...

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