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Posted on 13 November 2008 by tomatocasual.com

5 Ways to Use Tomatoes in Your Beauty Routine

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By Michelle Fabio

I would wager that among tomato lovers, it surprises precisely no one to know that tomatoes are not only healthy for our bodies but also for our skin.

In particular, with their high Vitamin A and C contents, tomatoes have been shown to combat oily skin without drying it out–no easy feat for a scientist in a laboratory, perhaps, but for our tomato, it’s just natural.

Here are 5 ways you can incorporate tomatoes into your daily beauty routine for younger-looking and healthier skin:

1. To hydrate your skin, crush a tomato and apply the pulp to your skin. Wash off after a few minutes.

2. To combat oily skin, mix Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 28 September 2008 by tomatocasual.com

The Tomato: A Uniter, Not a Divider

By Kira Hamman

We’ve mentioned the East Nashville Tomato Art Fest here before.

The celebration, held each August in East Nashville, Tennessee, touts the power of the tomato to bridge differences, a power organizers say it owes to its own blurry fruit/vegetable identity.

See the festivities for yourself: Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 09 May 2008 by tomatocasual.com

This Week in Tomatoes

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By Reggie Solomon

  • Steve Martin submits an essay to WeHoNews.com describing his tomato obsession and his experience at Tomatomania, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale.
  • Tracy at Rah Cha Chow rejects a tomato a peanut butter combination slight made on TV’s Top Shelf and creates a tomato and peanut soup for her family that leaves her guests licking the bowl.
  • Thanks to my fellow Connecticut gardener at Compostings, for helping us find this great article by wife and husband team at A Sonoma Garden who share how they use PVC pipe buried in the earth to water their tomato roots.
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Posted on 02 May 2008 by tomatocasual.com

This Week in Tomatoes

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By Reggie Solomon

  • It’s spring, and Tomato Casual is growing. We’ve added some new features that you may have noticed. Next week, we’ll tell you how “Everything Tomato for People Who Love Tomatoes” is going to provide you with even more ways to connect with others who love tomatoes as much as you do!
  • Gayla Trail at You Grow Girl encourages lightly brushing your hands against tomato leaves to stimulate a growth hormone in the plant encouraging radial growth.
  • Horticulturist Leslie Finical Halleck at Grow Lively has luck germinating her tomato seeds outside after a torrential flood, hail storm and freeze.
  • Kate at The Root has success germinating Black Krim seeds after feeding the soil dried milk.
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