Our Tomato Plant

Last summer we tried growing a roma tomato plant.

baby tomato plant

Just planted (with help)


one month tomato plant

About a month later


two month tomato plant

About two months. You can see tomatoes starting to grow.

green tomato with brown bottom

We had a problem where several of the bottoms turned brown before they were full grown.


tomato plant with ripe tomato

A couple of weeks later


few tomatoes in egg carton, one cut

First successful tomato harvest!


close up cut tomato

Close up


two tomatoes on the vine


This was a very rewarding experience. I was surprised that the plant gave us more tomatoes than I could keep up with for so little work. I had help planting it from my dog and  neighbor kids. After that I only had to remember to water and pick the tomatoes when they were ready. Thanks for reading!


Steak and Tomato Snack

Romaine lettuce, steak, cooked tomatoes, feta, bell peppers, hummus, broccoli, cheddar cheese

Here we have a bed of romaine lettuce, some steak and tomatoes cooked in the skillet covered in feta and chia seeds, broccoli, bell peppers, cheddar, and hummus

Romaine lettuce, steak, feta, cooked tomatoes, broccoli, cheddar, hummus

Bacon Cheeseburgers with Rainbow Chard

No buns this time


Chicken with Brown Rice and Asparagus

Simple dinner


Pulled Portobello Sandwiches

I got the recipe for these Vegan Pulled Pork sandwiches from Lorimer Street Kitchen.

I have had a hard time finding ways to use portobello mushrooms because they have so much moisture. Cooking them in the skillet in the oven worked very well. You can see they were pretty dry when I took them out.


Chicken Nachos

chicken nachos



Leftover Veggie Stir Fry

veggie stir fry


I made this on a night where I forgot about dinner. I just threw some leftover carrots, broccoli, pre-cooked beets, and pine nuts in the skillet and cooked them with some coconut oil. I wasn’t sure if it would work out, but the flavors went nicely together and it was pretty filling.


Finger Foods

broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, hummus, etc.

front view finger foods


Camping Breakfast

Cornbread pancakes and sweet potatoes over the fire

Cornbread pancakes and sweet potatoes over the fire

Cornbread pancakes and sweet potatoes over the fire

bacon and cornbread pancakes

All finished

I brought cornbread mix and almond milk and mixed them in a shaker. Everything turned out pretty well, except the sweet potatoes which took a little extra cooking.

sweet potatoes cooking


Slow Cooker Chicken

chicken in slow cooker

Rinsed whole chicken with paprika and some peppercorns cooked in the slow cooker on high for about five hours.