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Posted on 04 March 2009 by tomatocasual.com

Wear Some Tomatoes

kedsBy Vanessa Richins

I must admit, I am positively aching for tomato growing season right now.

As I was perusing tomato related topics tonight, I came across a men’s tie full of tomatoes.

I decided to share with you some of the lovely merchandise found on the Internet if you would like to brighten your winter by wearing tomatoes.

Happy Tomato

As the website proclaims, these Happy Tomato products from Dooni Designs are “delighted to be thick, juicy and pesticide free.” There are four pages chock full of everything from t-shirts to baby’s bibs, all plastered with a friendly tomato.

Silly Tomato Tie

I am a fan of silly ties – for his last birthday, I bought my best friend a tie with a slice of pizza on it. I came across this tie on Zazzle – the inspiration for this post. How can you not like a guy who wears a tie full of smiling tomatoes?

Tomatoes Are Evil

This is, of course, not Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 14 October 2008 by tomatocasual.com

iPhone Application Shows Tomato Appreciation

By Michelle Fabio

If you have an iPhone but you’ve been patiently waiting for some way to display your tomato love with it, the wait may be over.

With Splat, a new iPhone application prototype from AT&T, you would be able to virtually throw tomatoes (and other objects) at the television.

Remember when we talked about the History of Throwing Tomatoes? Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 02 October 2008 by tomatocasual.com

Post-Tomato Season Crafts

By Kira Hamman

Tomato season may be drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean we can’t immortalize our passion for tomatoes!

We at Tomato Casual have carefully selected some post-tomato season craft projects to keep you busy until seed-starting time.

Check it out:

- Not sure what to do with your tomato cages over the winter? Turn them into Christmas decorations! The DIY network shows you how to make a tomato cage into a Santa Claus statue. No kidding.

- Who better to create tomato-related crafts than Martha Stewart, the doyenne not only of crafting but also of gardening and cooking? Martha gives us a modern take on the ubiquitous tomato pincushion that all our grandmothers had. It gives new meaning to the concept of an heirloom.

- If you knit, or plan to learn, you can make a Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 15 October 2007 by tomatocasual

Spooky Tomatoes

Tomato Witch

By Tomato Queen

How to make a tomato glow: Okay, I’m not saying it’s right. I’m fairly sure this is what my pal Charlotte would call “sick and wrong.” But if you’d like to learn how to make a tomato glow in the dark, or just see a pretty cool instructional video showing you how to do so, gizmodo.com has a tutorial called Just not eating them.

All fear the Tomato Witch: with her efficient slicing power, the tomato witch will make quick work of slicing that unripe, mushy thing called a tomato available in the stores now that tomato season is over. Probably also useful for slicing copious amounts of cheese, but: do you really need one?
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Posted on 02 October 2007 by tomatocasual

Forget the Flowers: Give a Tomato Bouquet!

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Forget the Flowers: Give a Tomato Bouquet!

By Tomato Queen

Trying for a little romance?

Looking for a sweet gift to a good friend or relative?

I love flowers, adore them, even; so please don’t get me wrong.

There’s no wrong occasion for flowers (Superbowl Sunday may be the exception). But for a change of pace, why not give the gift of a “bouquet” (or bowl, or basket) of heirloom tomatoes from your garden or farmer’s market?
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Posted on 30 September 2007 by tomatocasual.com

Tomato Gadgets and Gizmos

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Tomato Saver

By Tomato Queen

Honestly, these are things I think I can live without.

But who am I to keep a kitchen gadget from someone’s eager hands?

Below are several seemingly useless tomato gadgets on the market; but depending on your needs, your mileage may vary:

Zyliss Tomato Peeler – Marketed as a soft peeler in the United States, this same product is marketed from several UK vendors as a “tomato peeler,” so perhaps this is considered more of a normative utensil on the other side of the pond. It seems a very tedious job to peel a raw tomato, when the skin plops right off after blanching, but blanching tomatoes isn’t necessarily for everyone. Read the rest of this entry »

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