Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. goblue562

    goblue562 said, over 2 years ago

    My Dad used to call them Michigan Gold. :)

  2. thebird55

    thebird55 said, over 2 years ago

    You have to live long enough be disappointed a few times to really appreciate one.

  3. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, over 2 years ago

    You’d see it if you remember what an imported winter tomato tastes like!

  4. Last Rose of Summer

    Last Rose of Summer GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Nothing better, there are 13 of them on the kitchen windowsill right now!

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    It’s the difference between sour cardboard and a pleasant flavor.

    Tomatoes shouldn’t “crunch” when you slice them.

  6. Arianne

    Arianne said, over 2 years ago

    This is so true. I couldn’t stand tomatoes or mustard when I was a kid, and they weren’t big in my family. Then, I had to learn to accept them to make my husband’s sandwiches. And now, I’m a Believer!
    And, when the weather starts to turn, and it’s just about cool enough for a soup pot, but there are still garden tomatoes coming in – that’s the sweet spot!
    Soup beans with cornbread, garden fresh cukes, green onions, and chef d’oeuvre of the repast, the beefsteak my husband just picked, lovingly sliced and plated solo, and reverentially presents to the diners while hovering anxiously, awaiting the reviews as if he were the agent of Mother Nature herself.

  7. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 2 years ago

    There are a lot of tomato lovers out today…


    Published by: WM. COLLINS SONS & CO. LTD.
    A White Circle Book Toronto I.S.B.N. 0 00 682482 X


    6 large beefsteak tomatoes
    1/2 cup vinegar
    2 tablespoons white sugar
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint

    Scald and skin tomatoes; cut in thick slices.
    Place in shallow oiled bake dish.
    Heat vinegar, sugar and salt; pour over tomato slices; sprinkle with mint; let chill in refrigerator before serving.
    Serve with steaks or meat salads. Serves 6.

    Note to Brides: To skin tomatoes quickly, cover with boiling water for one minute, then peel and chill; or hold tomato on fork over heat until the skin wrinkles and splits; peel and chill.

    Notes from me:
    The italics above are part of the recipe. (The book was first published in 1964.)
    Any fresh tomato type will work.

    From: The New Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book
    By: Ruth Hutchinson
    Illustrated by: Tim Palmer
    Published by: HARPER & BROTHERS NEW YORK 1958
    Earlier edition published as: The Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book (1948)
    Library of Congress catalog card number 58-8873


    (Credited to: Anna Wessner

    3 quarts tomatoes
    1 pound sugar
    1/2 lemon
    Stick cinnamon

    Scald tomatoes and remove skins.
    Place in a kettle with water to cover, boil down until they are thick, add sugar.
    Slice lemon with rind attached and add to tomatoes.
    Break up cinnamon and add.
    Cook slowly for 45 minutes when thick and smooth.
    Fill hot 1/2 pint jars. Seal.

  8. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Yikes…. Alexi….
    You can delete a couple now.

    Just in case this was the problem:
    when you hit “submit” and it seems like nothing happens…
    give it a few minutes…
    or open the same forum in a different window… and see whether your post is there.

    Don’t keep clicking the button, cos when this creaky ‘ol site catches up, you’ll have posted multiple times.

  9. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Anyway … a good September tomato doesn’t need anything…
    no recipe, no salt, no salad dressing…

    Use that stuff on lesser tomatoes… the better-than-supermarket-but-not-home-grown ones from the fruit stand, for example….

    Don’t bother eating the supermarket ones this time of year unless you really can’t grow any where you are, get to a farmer’s market, or prevail upon the kindness of friends with gardens.

    But somebody please buy that kid a small one from the store, and have her taste it next to a real tomato….
    I’ve known tiny children who relish the difference, and wait for the summer crop with huge anticipation.

    I help sell wonderful tomatoes at an evening farmer’s market in summer … it just ended last week, sadly.

    One family stopped by almost every week this year just to buy a pound or so of cherry tomatoes for their toddler son…..
    who gleefully “sampled” from the bins the whole time they were there.
    They kept telling him to stop and he cried…
    I told them it was fine…. we love to see future happy customers.

  10. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 2 years ago


    “Yikes…. Alexi….
    You can delete a couple now.”

    I knew I had to from the first, but in typical “Gocomics” fashion, the extra posts did not show until I closed the page and waited a few minutes. Then it took but a few seconds to remove the extra posts.

    That’s why there were so many. They didn’t show until I closed the Gocmics page not just backed out of “Frazz” and coming back.

  11. MrBillinvt

    MrBillinvt GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    My darling wife buys tomatoes from the supermarket in the winter sometimes. I’ve pleaded with her to stop, I really can wait for the garden to produce, there is that much difference.

  12. jessegooddoggy

    jessegooddoggy said, over 2 years ago


    Your farmer’s market ends really early in the season! I live in the Owens Valley at the base of the eastern high sierra (Ca) and we (barely) keep ours going throughout the winter, sometimes with just one table of greens and a few root crops. We won’t have a freeze until late Oct, with fresh tomatoes still selling into November. Sigh, then it’s June before they begin ripening again…

  13. Barbara Bommarito

    Barbara Bommarito said, over 2 years ago

    How’s that song go? Paraphrased: “Best things in life are true love and home-grown tomatoes.”

  14. masingeria

    masingeria said, over 2 years ago

    Growing up, I never had anything but canned tomatoes and half-ripe slices in elementary school lunches. I didn’t learn to like fresh tomatoes until I began seeding them, and I still don’t like raw ones by themselves. Chopped in salsa is fine; a slice on my sandwich gets picked off.

  15. matthewz

    matthewz GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    tomatoes are a berry, not a vegetable kid

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