Thursday, 07/02/09, Public Square

Tomatoes on vine2Who planted tomatoes? Are they ripening yet? I’m hoping fresh, ripe, home-grown tomatoes will show up at the Farmer’s Market. I didn’t plant any! A BLT sure sounds good!

What’s happenin’ around your house?



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6 responses to “Thursday, 07/02/09, Public Square

  1. tosmarttobegop

    Me? Well I need to change the channel on the TV. they are now discussing the psychological impact of Michael Jackson. Highlighting how he was a cross over performer and the first. I ask what of Nat King Cole? What of Louie Armstrong? I grew up watch these legends on TV. How about Sidney Poitier who is one of the most powerful actors there ever was.

    These people were the ground breakers in bring the talent and notice of Black people into an otherwise White establishment world. It was OK to be White and like these people. Sammy Davis JR. was a house hold name by the time Michael Jackson hit the scene.

    • wicked

      I loved Nat King Cole. Grew up listening to him. What a voice! What an entertainer.

      Johnny Mathis is another “crossover”, although a little later than Nat. And another very distinctive voice.

      If only I had a turntable that worked! I could listen to both. Guess I’ll put it on my list of Must Have’s.

  2. David B

    I built two 5 x 5 foot raised beds and stuffed one of them with about 9 or 10 assorted tomato plants. It is a jungle out there.

    If you can’t wait to enjoy your tomatoes.. try fried green tomatoes. Dredge slices of green tomatoes in a mixture of corn meal, salt and pepper and fry them up in a skillet with a few tablespoons of oil.

  3. wicked

    We rented movies from Redbox last night. At a buck apiece, it’s very cheap entertainment. Not that we don’t have any here that we haven’t watched.

    Redbox sends me an email each week to let me know the newest releases. I decided to try An American Carol. IMDB said it was similar to Airplane! and Naked Gun. Leslie Nielson was in it, along with many other recognizable names and the tag line was funny.

    WARNING! This movie may be offensive to children, young people, old people, in-the-middle people, some people on the right, all people on the left, terrorists, pacifists, war-mongers, fish mongers, Christians, Jews, Muslims, atheists, agnostics (though you’d have to prove it to them), the ACLU, liberals, conservatives, neo-cons, ex-cons, future cons, Republicans, Democrats, Libertarian, people of color, people of no color, English speakers, English-as-a-second language speakers, non-speakers, men, women, more women, & Ivy League professors. Native Americans should be okay.

    It was fall on the floor funny in the beginning. By the end, not so much. I told my daughter it was more like a Conservative’s wet dream. Don’t bother renting.

    We also watched Inkheart. Now that was a good movie. Lots of fun and excitement.

    A young girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook’s hero.

    Brendan Fraser, Helen Mirren (love to watch her), and Paul Bettany, who played Silas, the big blond Opus Dei guy in Da Vinci Code starred.

  4. Bad Biker

    BLT’s – I went to the West Farmer’s Market last Saturday, bought some fresh, ripe tomatoes and a loaf of preservative-free wheat bread. Stopped at Dillon’s a picked up a head ‘o’ lettuce and a pound of turkey bacon.

    I had promised Riley a BLT (she just likes BT’s) so we set up shop at my house, and got to work.

    Slice the bread, lightly toast.

    Fry up the bacon – nice and lean – but it doesn’t quite have the same pizazz as the real stuff.

    Build the sandwiches – one slice of tomato for the sandwich, one slice for Riley, once slice for Poppa, repeat.

    My daughter’s tomatoes should be ready in about a week – I could eat fresh tomatoes all day, everyday.

    And David – yes, Fried Green Tomatoes are quick, easy and delicious. I had them for the first time down Memphis way – great stuff!