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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

locavore


I am a 'yo mama vore' I will eat anything remotely nutritional that is within my grasp including yo mama. Locavore is such a cute word for people that live in cities. I grew up in the country and I know quite a few people that also grew up in countries. Locavore is the new word for 'macrobiotic' a term we have not heard from in a while a city word made up by city 'locavores' who have moved to more 'rural' areas. My tomato plants will never give me 'proper' fruits but they sure do look good.

40 comments:

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

DB, the tomato plant is beautiful. It's almost a work of art. I love the way the stems curl around. At least you can grown plants. I've managed to kill a few strawberry plants, all of my herb plants and do you want to hear about my trees? My hubby and I planted 12 pine trees in our backyard. All but one died. I have fianlly accepted that not only is my thumb NOT green, it's toxic! :)

snugs said...

Locavore & macrobiotic are not in my personal dictionary & I don't really think I want them there; however bread (not the group) cheese, wine and tomatoes are :P)

Jenn said...

New word I learned today: Locavore. Those are some awesome tomatoes. I've love to have a tomato plant, but space is limited where I am.

Denise said...

Th etomato plant looks great, some of my herbs survived this year, some have already passed on, so frustrating

Donna-FFW said...

Missing my garden this year.. with my recent move I wasnt able to plant the normal 10-15 tomato plants I normally do, or cucumbers, peppers, blah blah blah. Always next year. Thanks for teaching me my new word of the day..locavore. I could play on the words yo mama vore but I am being a good girl for the time being.

Debbie said...

The tomatoes look cute....but I prefer the brownie that you posted! Wow!!!!

starrlife said...

The rain is killing my localvore crops,lol! Although my lavendar and chives are doing great!

buffalodick said...

Locavore is a new one on me... I'm still learning about things I have heard about!

Chef Fresco said...

Thanks for the locavore definition :) Such a cute tomato plant! One of these days I'll grow one of my own.

TavoLini said...

At least they aren't rotting on the bottom like some people's :/

I think the smell of tomato plants is one of my favorite scents. That and fresh bread.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I was just thinking this morning that tomato season is coming up. I love taking pictures of fruits and vegetables on the vine.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Love the closeup of the tomato babies. I thought locavore was used to define someone who eats food that is grown or produced in the locality of where he/she lives.

Tangled Noodle said...

Every time I hear 'macrobiotic', Gwyneth Paltrow invades my head! I'm too much of a 'goodfoodavore' to limit myself to locavorism.

Lovely tomato plants, though. Can't wait until ours are ripe!

doggybloggy said...

teresa: its a window box ....I do what I can.... you, on the other hand, are toxic.

snugs: word of the day

jenn: its so popular right now...

denise: hold on to what lives - that should be a quote....

donna: I will be an 'all over you vore' if you dont snap back to who you really are...and I mean it!

debbie: that is the beauty of choice

starr: well then you better localvore your self right on over to your local green market then....

buff: stick by me...I learn quick

fresco: these grew on their own from the compost

tavolini: tomato plants are a vine - give yours something to climb up and keep the fruits from touching anything

TW: pleasant thoughts indeed!

linda: that used to be what people called 'macrobiotic' ie: eating food from where you are from

tangled: you have a bigger nightmare than me....sorry

my tomatoes are just for show - sadly

Sweta said...

Locavore-wow,sounds similar to 'carnivore'-but what a difference in the meanings!!
I had the same prob when I used to try and grow veggies as a kid in my balcony in Bombay-they would turn out like bonsai tomatoes/potatoes and it wasn't even cute!

♥peachkins♥ said...

That's a really beautiful tomato plant you got there!

The Diva on a Diet said...

Ain't nothin' growin' in my apartment, not even a houseplant. I couldn't be a true locavore if I tried!

Tomato plant looks gorgeous though, what beautiful shades of green!

oneshotbeyond said...

I hadn't heard the term. :)

The plant looks like it would produce great stuff...that's too bad!

Anette said...

At least you have green little tomatoes, I've still got my green greek plants, with nothing growing on them yet! But they sure smell good, and they look healthy so my hopes are strong!

Marjie said...

I don't know what makes tomatoes proper or not, but if they taste good, who cares if they're proper?

Reeni♥ said...

I love green tomatoes, maybe more than red ones. They may not be proper but their edible and delicious!

Jamie said...

That plant sure is purty! And how about pickled green tomatoes?

I have no yard, not even a balcony. New apartment will have enough to grow herbs. I'll see if I am able.

doggybloggy said...

sweta: sounds similar to 'out the door' to me...

peachkins: the tomatoes are as big as a marble

diva: plant a seed - go ahead

oneshot: a popular word around these parts..

anette: the smell is what makes them PERFECT

marjie: do you ever get tired of being so dang smart?...

reeni: I wish you could post for me ...that would be proper...

jamie: that would work if you like pickled things...

lisaiscooking said...

Yes, I love that locavore is only meaningful to someone who has the option of eating imported food. You have a pretty tomato plant there.

KennyT said...

Christo, u even have ur own tomato plant, u're my idol!

Cate O'Malley said...

Love the picture - gorgeous!

doggybloggy said...

lisaiscooking: city people have such a funny way of trying to pretend it isnt a concrete jungle

kenny: I like the sound of that...

cate o': thanks

Jill said...

I found giant green catepillar type things on my tomatoes yesterday. Cut worms?! They had denuded the top foot of my plants!! I've been pillaged!

Leela said...

So which of the tomatoes with funny names are these?

You can't eat Yo Yo Ma. I like him.

burpandslurp said...

I wish I could be a locavore, just for that cool cute name, but I'm a horrible gardener. And I'm cheap xp
Anyway, I tried to make this potato gnocchi to submit to your BSI, but...it was an epic failure. I'm still crying.

Jeanne said...

I actually managed a 100% local dinner tonight, thanks to my father-in-laws cucumbers and my neighbors squash and cabbage.

Man, nothing tastes like freshly picked, homegrown veggies!

doggybloggy said...

jill: tomato worms look prehistoric

leela: I hate to say it but I am not sure....

burp: please try again...

jeanne: how nice - I wish I could have had some

BeadBag said...

Being from the UK I've never heard the word 'locavore' - where does it come from? By the way, your tomatoes look lovely! They need some tomato feed, lots of water and sun and they should do well.

TavoLini said...

oh, they aren't touching anything. Its something with the low calcium content of my soil. I've got them climbing our fence. Hopefully only a few will be effected.

Getting excited about the Alaska trip?

nora@ffr said...

vat a lovely looking tomatoe plants. love that word.. hehe great post!!
cheers!!

Jackie @PhamFatale.com said...

never heard of this word before. Good thing, I learned something new today. I'm getting my tomatoes as well. A few more weeks and they'll be ripe! yay

the ungourmet said...

Great word! I am so excited to eat the tomatoes from my garden. The anticipation is killing me!

pinknest said...

such cute tomatoes! i can't wait for some fried ones. do those grow from your vines?

Tanya Kristine said...

why not proper? i have 4 plants growing and they're only flowering at thispoint. I LIVE IN CALIFORNIA!!!

Tanya Kristine said...

OH...they must be on furlough.

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