Glorious Tomato Soup!

Mar 20, 2015
Sandor Weisz, flickr Creative Commons

When I was a child, my favorite sick day treat was Campbellā€™s tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich, with Kraft cheese, on Wonder bread. It was warm and comforting and I would dip the sandwich into the soup and feel much better. I tried that exact combination a few weeks ago, when I was feeling terrible and also nostalgic. Sadly, the memories did not live up to the reality. Tomato soup can be many things. It can be chunky, smooth, spicy or not, creamy or tart, full of herbs or plain as...

Tomato Time!

Jun 29, 2012
Rachael & Zane Ross / Flickr

Last year was a miserable year for gardeners and produce lovers. Everything dried up and died, dashing our hopes for juicy BLTs, sweet cucumber salads and fried zucchini blossoms. Im a pathetic gardener and notorious killer of plants, but even master gardeners watched their efforts shrivel up and waste away in the brutal heat. Even though it is beastly hot right now in Kansas, we were fortunate to have a nice rainy spring and that has yielded a fabulous crop of early summer vegetables. Some...