Posted on 28 September 2010 by tomatocasual.com
By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter
Tomatoes have always possessed a Zen type of quality for my family.
Many family discussions have occurred in the garden while working with the tomatoes.
Dreams, aspirations, and goals were all discussed under the cover of tolling the soil.
And to this day I remember those wonderful discussions with my father, one on one, as we worked the soil, our relationship, and family unite.
When I had children, twins to be exact, I decided that I wanted that type of life for my children. Fresh air, clean living, and the freedom to spread one’s wings without fringing onto the rights of others were life gifts I wanted to give my children. But life’s path did not steer that way so I had to be creative in creating those special gardening moments. Gardening in a wading pool was the first experience my kids had with gardening.
Next container gardening and then onto full fletch gardening in the ground. My daughter especially loved this type of gardening since we would plant her favorite type of tomatoes that is cherry. And when she was little she would take full advantage of these cherry tomatoes along with her Easter basket. She used to sneak out the backdoor and pick her Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on 09 July 2009 by tomatocasual.com
By Vanessa Richins
I don’t ever recall having tomato soup when I was growing up.
I was missing out!
Tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich is a warm and hearty treat for a wintry day, yet still not too heavy for a summer meal.
What’s your favorite kind of tomato soup? I’ve found some lovely recipes to share today. There’s even a recipe for a cake using tomato soup.
Chilled Tomato, Peach and Ginger Soup
This recipe was adapted by the Associated Press from a cookbook called “The Modern Vegetarian” by Maria Elia. I’m a big fan of ginger – it brings a distinctive tang to a dish. It will balance with the sweet of the peach. Since this soup is chilled, it’s especially suited for summer.
Egyptian Tomato Soup
Worth the Whisk has reconstructed a tomato soup that the author ate while in Egypt. It features chili powder, paprika, lime juice and pimientos. I’ve never been to Egypt, so I will sample this soup in the meantime.
Green Tomato Soup
Here’s yet another use for Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on 01 August 2008 by tomatocasual.com
By Thomas Cenci
It may sound simple, but making your own tomato soup rather than buying it can make a big difference – not just the flavor, but the freshness really stands out.
If you find you have quite acidic tomatoes then try boiling some vinegar with a little brown sugar and adding it to the soup as this will help take away the acidity.
Below is a recipe for a great tomato soup for you to try.
– 1 carrot
– 2 onions
– 3 sticks celery Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on 07 November 2007 by tomatocasual.com
By Michelle Fabio
A recent study at the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom suggests that male fertility may be enhanced by a bowl of tomato soup a day–this because of the increased levels of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that gives tomatoes its red color, in the subjects’ semen.
Researchers had six healthy male volunteers with an average age of 42 eat a can of Heinz Cream of Tomato Soup every day for two weeks. The results, published in the British Journal of Urology, found that lycopene levels in semen increased by between seven and 12 percent in the men.
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