Fresh Homemade Ketchup Recipe

Fresh Homemade Ketchup Recipe

Have I mentioned that I froze a bunch of tomatoes last spring? Yeah, I know, I’ve mentioned it only a million times.  Well, you should know, they’re gone now.  I’ve used them all!  My freezer has never felt so empty! Originally I made pasta sauce, then I made pizza sauce and now … Read more

Homemade Pasta Sauce – Homegrown

Homemade Pasta Sauce – Homegrown

If you’ve been following along here for any length of time, you know we had a bumper crop of tomatoes this year (and I’m hoping for the same this fall). When we couldn’t keep up with the tomatoes that we were growing, I started freezing them in gallon size bags.  The plan … Read more

Solving Problems with Your Tomatoes

Solving Problems with Your Tomatoes

A post I wrote about growing great tomatoes was recently featured on the lovely blog Black Fox Homestead.  Here are part one and part two of that post. Having that post be brought up again got me thinking.  What if your tomatoes don’t turn out great?  What if you put in a bunch of effort and … Read more

Growing Great Tomatoes – Part Two

Growing Great Tomatoes

So, my “Growing Great Tomatoes” post is the post that has seen the most traffic so far since we’ve started this blog.  There are probably many reasons for that (one of which is certainly that my lovely friend Lauren linked to it), but still, it seems to be a topic that people … Read more

Growing Great Tomatoes

Growing Great Tomatoes

One of my most successful crops has always been tomatoes, which is great, since a homegrown, fresh from the garden tomato is one of life’s greatest treats. If you are interested in growing tomatoes in the desert (or anywhere, really), I’ve found the key to be a good fertilizer and an early … Read more