Cliff and I had an impromptu dinner on the patio a few weeks ago. We took two pot pies out of the freezer and
put them in the wood fired oven and waited on the patio with a glass of wine. This was a great combination!
Just a hint of smoke from the remains of a hot pizza baking fire and plenty of bubbling juice
oozing out of the whole wheat crust, made this a wine pairing experience! Cliff had the
beef and I had the chicken pot pie and the Chardonnel was a perfect match.
As you can see, it was such a relaxing dinner, with some tomatoes from our container tomatoes, Tumbling Tom. This tomato only needs a 1 gallon size container, and it produces!
We have a Tomato Tower with 30 container tomato plants growing on it. The tower looks like a Christmas tree with green plants and little
red balls. These tomato plants can be grown in a 12″ container, so they do well in this tower. We already picked the first flush, and they were great
in a tomato, cucumber, basil and onion salad with an olive oil dressing. I will get a picture of the tower with the second flush of yellow blossoms out in the next blog.
These plants love this heat we have been having and do very well with regular watering in the towers. They are indeterminate
and will produce until frost. I like that!