Food on Friday: Tomat-No!

Looks promising, doesn't it? It will be devoured by a squirrel in the next day, guaranteed.
Looks promising, doesn’t it? It will be devoured by a squirrel in the next day, guaranteed.

By Julia Westhoff

What’s growing in your garden? I can tell you what is not growing in ours: tomatoes. Our squirrel neighbors are getting every single one of them, despite our best efforts. We’ve protected the plants with netting and had our dog prowl the grounds and still, every time I look out the window I see a little rodent running off with another heirloom tomato. We have six plants, and Jay doubts we will have any kind of harvest. It is crushing my soul.

So, friends, any tips? In the meantime, here are some favorite tomato recipes from years past. These are all staples in our house, and I know they will be in yours, too. Now excuse me while I go weep quietly.