Sunday, October 04, 2009

Vegan MoFo 4: Isis Candy Pizza!

This year, I grew 6 varieties of tomatoes, and they all did well. Most of the varieties were tried and true favorites, but one was a total gamble: Isis Candy Cherry Tomatoes. I'm not sure what inspired me to try them... they probably had a good description on the tag, or maybe the guy who sells seedlings at the farmers' market recommended it. Either way, I LOVE these tomatoes!
The plant is huge and rangy and growing all over the driveway like crazy bonkers, and it's full of tomatoes. The Isis Candy tomatoes are bigger than the traditional cherry tomato, and they are orangey-red in color... often reddish at the base and orangey on top. I like this variety because if you eat them when they are still mostly orange, they have the clear acidic tomato flavor of a traditional tomato, but if you let them stay on the plant and turn much redder, then they have the much sweeter flavor that we associate with cherry tomatoes. Also, they are late-bearing, so they're still going strong long after most of my other tomatoes are decidedly winding down. Now that I have experienced the glory of Isis Candy, I'll for sure plant this variety again next year! Plus, I just really like that cool name.

Alongside our totally delicious Isis Candy Pizzas, we had the first roasted squash of the season - a beautiful and sweet delicata squash from our own front yard. Yummy!

15 comments:

  1. Those tomatoes are real beauties! I have to admit I am a bit jealous, my tomatoes didn't do nearly that well this year. :(
    I am definitely going to look for those next year though, I am intrigued!
    -K

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  2. The pizzas look great and I would have bought those tomato seeds just for the name :)

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  3. Beautiful and very yummy looking too.

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  4. I am very jealous of all your garden veggies and goodies! The tiny tomatoes are so cute. I had never heard of Isis Candy Cherry Tomatoes before, ya' learn something new every day!

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  5. Anonymous8:44 AM

    Oh wow, why have I never thought of growing delicatas? Those looks so amazing; I could easily eat a couple of those for breakfast.

    :-) jen e.

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  6. I shouldn't be looking at this post to close to lunch time because now I'm starving!! Your pizza looks great!

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  7. 1.musty is doing a great job pushing the buttons, amey!
    2.this post mostly made me jealous, tho i'm glad to hear how successful your garden has been.
    3.i would love to see some garden photos!

    xo
    kittee

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  8. The tomatoes look and sound great. If I'm ever lucky enough to have a garden again, I'll definitely look for that variety. I love the name, too. In the garden we left behind, I planted a new (to me) variety because they sounded cool - Tumbling Tom. I would plant them again - they're great in a big pot.

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  9. Amey, I dub you the tomato queen. Those little guys sound delicios...so does roasted winter squash!

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  10. Oh yum, the pizza looks great!

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  11. pizza looks so yummy!!
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  12. The pizza's look great!

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  13. Dang, those pizzas looks great. The Isis Candy tomaters are gorgeous!

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