One of the upsides of moving out of Manhattan is finally having a yard. My husband planted a wide variety of tomato plants, which are now bearing fruit at an astonishing rate. This picture is the haul from yesterday. Since these tomatoes joined roughly 60 we had sitting on the counter, I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with them before they rot. I made some sauce yesterday. It was a decent first attempt, though my second attempt will feature more garlic, onions and salt. As I discovered with making my own smoothies, there seem to be some secret ingredients (I suspect sugar) that make store bought foods taste the way they do. I welcome suggestions on what to do with garden tomatoes.
A few links from this week… USA Today featured What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast in a piece from Kim Painter called Morning is Prime Time for Self-Improvement. Painter didn’t just take my word for it, she went and interviewed various other folks to make a feature out of it that’s well worth reading.
Time’s online business section picked up an earlier Baseline piece in a post called The Morning Routines of High-Achievers.
I’m scheduled to be on Randi Kaye’s Saturday morning show on CNN tomorrow around 6:45, talking about what the most successful people do before breakfast.
Over at CBS MoneyWatch, I have a post on 4 things not to say in your out-of-office email. What are your least favorite auto-responses?
As I’m thinking about my tomatoes, I remember that The Frugal Girl posts pictures each Friday of the food that’s gone bad in her house that week. It’s usually pretty small because she comes up with ways to use it. I’ll have to hunt through the archives for tomato recipes…