The Obscene Tomato

July 12, 2009

Can you believe the tomato Karen brought from her sister’s garden!?!!?

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The Foursome of us made it back to Charlotte safe and sound but with growling stomachs. I had the second half of my Popchips bag on the way home

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Followed by a handful of dried fruit and nuts before we left again for the airport

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It was sad saying goodbye to Tina + Mal! The house feels empty :)

I was really hungry when we returned for a 4PM lunch!

I sliced up a hard-boiled egg from last week –

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And had a Jalapeno Roll with zucchini and Laughing Cow –

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I turned the rest of the zucchini slices into little Laughing Cow and Rhubarb Jam sandwiches – can’t wait to make these again!

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A pile of watermelon –

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And some Oikos with flax + granola

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Annnnndddd the last little piece of Larabar that Matt ate

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I overcompensated my hunger and ended up feeling too full after all of this.

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We didn’t really get hungry for dinner until 8:30 and I decided to use up some veggies and mix them with mac n cheese

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Topped with a bit of goat cheese and sriratcha

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And served in my African treasures

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With peacock decor in view –

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Over dinner, Matt and I watched the movie Miss Potter, which tells the story of Beatrix Potter’s life. I have mentioned before that my mom is children’s book author and a former children’s librarian – she LOVES Beatrix Potter! You’ll find Peter Rabbit and his friends all over our house, and I have lots of memories of reading the stories growing up. So I loved the movie!!!

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I even have a treasured Mrs. Tiggy Winkle Christmas ornament!


Hunger caught up with me and my small bowl of mac at 10 and I had one of Karen’s date bars from our freezer –

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I’m really tired and can’t wait to have my head hit the pillow. It is considerably hotter here than it was last week – bring on the fans!

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1 Holly (The Healthy Everythingtarian) July 12, 2009 at 9:21 pm

hahahahaha the obscene tomato is classic!

glad you had such a fun weekend!


2 Help Meghan Run July 12, 2009 at 9:27 pm

How inappropriate! I bet it would be hard to find one like that in the grocery store! :) Gotta love home-grown produce. Enjoy your sleep!


3 Jenny July 12, 2009 at 9:31 pm

That is one sexual tomato 😉


4 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 12, 2009 at 9:44 pm

I’m loving that mixture of foods for lunch. What a perfect way to satisfy all your cravings. YUM!!!

And what a great mix with the mac and cheese! I always try to add some veggies to mine to amp up the nutritional value. :)

Hope you get a good night’s rest after your busy weekend despite the heat!


5 Deva July 12, 2009 at 9:45 pm

The tomato picture made me giggle! Your weekend sounds great, and I hope you get good sleep in tonight!


6 Laura July 12, 2009 at 9:52 pm

I have that ornament too! My Nana has a first edition set of the Beatrix Potter books and we grew up reading them.

And figures that the first thing I see on one of my Reader blogs that I ALSO have here in New Zealand is Mrs. Tiggy Winkle, heh. The food products are always different!

Speaking of which, if you’re ever interested in a little sampling of Kiwi foods/snacks, drop me an email; I’m happy to send. :)


7 Daria (Summer of the CSAs) July 12, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Gotta love it when produce makes you laugh AND gives you vitamins. :)

I loved Beatrix Potter’s stories when I was a kid – especially the ones with Mrs. Tiggy Winkle! I love the way she drew hedgehogs.


8 Rebecca July 12, 2009 at 9:53 pm

The mac & cheese looks fun! Your lunch looks filling but so good!


9 Brynne July 12, 2009 at 9:54 pm

Hahahaha that tomato is ridiculous!


10 Mandy A July 12, 2009 at 9:58 pm

oh my gosh… that tomato is hilarious!!!!

So glad you had such a great weekend with Tina & Erica!

I had planned on a dinner pretty similar to yours this week :)

I always love your creations and how easily you come up with them. That isn’t a natural thing for me!


11 Mara @ What's for Dinner? July 12, 2009 at 9:58 pm

That tomato reminds me of a strawberry i got not too long ago… wish I’d taken a picture!!
No one I know has any idea who mrs. tiggy winkle is!!!


12 Kathy (Moving Beyond Perfection) July 12, 2009 at 9:58 pm

ah you totally reminded me that I bought watermelon today! Now I want to eat it :)


13 Jenn (www. ) July 12, 2009 at 10:02 pm

lol! I love weird shaped produce! I also like the lunch with a little of everything. I’ve been thinking about mac ‘n cheese this week, too. Gotta make some!



14 Angharad July 12, 2009 at 10:34 pm

Sounds like you guys had such an awesome weekend! The obscene tomato is out of control! Love it! I had an obscene food moment also this weekend – check out my birthday bonanza post from yesterday for a “special dessert” haha.


15 Jessica July 12, 2009 at 10:39 pm

OMG that tomato is HILARIOUS!!!! HAHAH!
beautiful peacock feathers!


16 Liz July 12, 2009 at 10:55 pm

Maybe the tomato is excited to be on KERF?


17 lynn (The Actors Diet) July 12, 2009 at 11:05 pm

That’s quite the tomato….did you actually cut into it? ouch….


18 Caroline July 12, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Yikes! That tomato is making me blush;)


19 MarathonVal July 12, 2009 at 11:52 pm

Sheesh. All of your readers have dirty minds!! I for one thought that tomato had a NOSE (or beek, or something)… I don’t know what everyone else was thinking 😉


20 Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) July 13, 2009 at 12:08 am

I have those Peter Rabbit dishes with the story around the edge.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a phallic tomato. Sigh.


21 Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write July 13, 2009 at 12:24 am

Wow. Leave it to Ms Kath to make Mac n Cheese into a gourmet meal. Great idea!


22 Olga July 13, 2009 at 12:36 am

Why do I have a feeling that Nate is going to write about that tomato this week? Hmmm… :)


23 Christie @ Quit Your Diet July 13, 2009 at 4:52 am

OMG, that tomato is hilarious!


24 Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 13, 2009 at 5:19 am

Mac and cheese looks delish! What a fun weekend!


25 Ada July 13, 2009 at 5:58 am

That tomato is hilarious! Glad you had a fun time with Tina and Mal!


26 Lauren July 13, 2009 at 6:16 am

Looks like a great weekend Kath. I am sure you had a wonderful time meeting new friends and spending time with some amazing ladies (and their gents! 😉

Take care and have a great week!


27 Erica July 13, 2009 at 6:33 am

That tomato reminds me of the Korean war….haha


28 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) July 13, 2009 at 7:06 am

I am wondering how long it takes for you to compose a typical post (uploading pics, writing, editing, etc). I feel like my posts take up so much time! Any tips would be appreciated :-)


29 Erik @ VeganFritz July 13, 2009 at 7:38 am

Excuse me miss, your tomato is erect.


30 HeatherBakes July 13, 2009 at 7:45 am

I can’t even count the number of times Annie’s mac and cheese has come to the rescue at our house! Yum.

Hehe- love the tomato :)


31 gina (fitnessista) July 13, 2009 at 7:49 am

ahhhhahahaha i wouldn’t be able to eat that tomato… the blogstalker’s going to be all over that one 😉
have a great day! 😀


32 Lori July 13, 2009 at 7:51 am

That tomato is hilarious!


33 allie July 13, 2009 at 7:53 am

hey, didn’t you say you would be visiting virginia beach/norfolk soon??


34 Cait (Cait's Plate) July 13, 2009 at 7:59 am

HAH! I’m loving that tomato – that’s too funny.

And I’m way jealous of your lunch – the zucchini sandwiches are genius! :)


35 Faye July 13, 2009 at 8:39 am

Hi Kath,

What books has your mom written? I’d love to get my hands on them! I’m the coordinator for a Reach Out and Read Program and I love reading children’s books!


36 ri'chele July 13, 2009 at 9:05 am

My Mom also has a Masters in library sciences. Can you share the titles of your Mom’s work?
Ditto the dishes, fun growing up in a literary world.


37 Dawn July 13, 2009 at 9:15 am

Wow! That’s quite the tomato!


38 Kristen July 13, 2009 at 9:17 am

Never would have come up with a zucchini, LC, rhubarb combo! Sounds interesting!


39 Kath July 13, 2009 at 9:37 am

Megan (The Runner’s Kitchen),
When my technology works fine, 10 minutes! When it doesn’t…ugggg. You must use Windows Live Writer. I could never wait for a photo to upload through Wordpress again. (Ecto if you have a mac).

allie ,
Actually, no, we canceled the trip because we decided to pursue Charlottesville.


Faye + ri’chele,
If you search for “Barbara Younger” on Amazon you’ll find a lot of her books. Many of them are Sunday school centered, but a few aren’t, such as Purple Mountain Majesties –



40 Becci July 13, 2009 at 12:02 pm

That tomato is crazy funny! Isn’t it amazing at some of the “oddities” that nature comes up with?


41 Danica July 13, 2009 at 1:37 pm

That tomato is hilarious!

I LOVE your use of the Annie’s Mac n Cheese – Fantastic!


42 Aggie July 13, 2009 at 4:42 pm

I am cracking up at your tomato!!! Those little zuch sammies are so cute and look yummy!


43 Chloe (Naturally Frugal) July 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm

HA, that’s a case of elephantiasis if I’ve ever seen one!

Love the mac and cheese with veggie combo, I’m going to have to break that out next time I am in need of a quick meal.


44 capedaisy July 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm

I live around the corner from Beatrix Potter’s house. If you are in Boston, it’s about an hour or so to Sandwich, come see for yourself.


45 Stephanie July 13, 2009 at 8:31 pm

That is the most hilarious tomato I’ve ever seen! We don’t have any that look like that in our garden!!!


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