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Tomato's HUGE! 
Aug. 1, 2012 6:03 am 
Updated: Aug. 1, 2012 6:51 pm
Hi everyone.
A very good friend of mine brought me some tomato's.  I'm talking 4 or 5 pound tomato's.  HUGE!
I canned them.  5 tomato's filled 3 quart jars plus.   Well, now I have 11 quart for winter, so far. 

I use Splenda a lot but I have never used there Brown sugar granulated.  I was wanting to make some Carmel popcorn but not sure if it will work.  I guess before I ask you all, I should go to Splenda web site and check it out. 

I made some really good fresh salsa with those tomato's as well.  I'll put the recipe in my recipe box some time today. 
I just wanted to tell you about these huge tomato's today.  Biggest I have ever seen in my 57 years.
Aug. 1, 2012 7:31 am
I was reading a Article on how much care it takes to get tomatoes this size, Putting The tomatoes in a sling from ladies nylons to take the weight off of the plant, and cutting branches, and removing other tomatoes from the plant so as not to take the resource's away from the prize tomato.
Aug. 1, 2012 6:51 pm
Look in my pictures. I grew some tomatoes last year that were the largest I've ever grown. I didn't do anything like what King Sparta says, they just grew that way and oh my gosh what a treat those were.
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Chef Jim

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Caseyville, Illinois, USA

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About Me
I am a easy going guy who is always busy. Yes ladys and gents I don't have time for TV. During the winter months I am either hunting or most likely helping down at the church. During spring I am working on repairs outside and getting my hotbox ready for the garden. Summer and fall I am busy canning and freezing what comes out of my garden. I also cook all the meals for the day or event.
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I have to thank my mother for this. She broke her ankle when I was 10 years old, and there is where I learned to cook. I am nothing compared to my mother,(she is a true Chef), can make a delicous dish from scraps in the refigerator. Anyhow, I make a lot of bread type, deserts, nationalities.
My favorite family cooking traditions
You most likely won't like this. As a youngster we used to have family reunions and get togethers all the time. We would all go fishing and have a fish fry, and the ladys would bring side dishes and of corse desserts. That has gone now because America is to busy.
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Everything I have ever done has been great. I always end up with a empty dish.
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None: My daughter burnt popcorn;;; how do you burn popcorn? She said I did it, thats my girl.
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