2015 Holiday Windows in New York City

2015 Holiday Windows in New York City

What’s your favorite this year? I’m loving Bvlgari!

Barneys

Barney's Holiday 2015

Bergdorf Goodman

Bergdorfs 2015

A fortune teller display appears in a holiday window at Bergdorf Goodman, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 in New York. Many New York stores participate in the seasonal ritual of window display pageantry. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A window display depicting Poseidon riding a sea monster decorated in partnership with Swarovski, appears at Bergdorf Goodman, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A window display depicting Poseidon riding a sea monster decorated in partnership with Swarovski, appears at Bergdorf Goodman, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A queen sits on her throne between a pairs of lions and knights in shining armor in a holiday window at Bergdorf Goodman, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 in New York. The department store is celebrating 125 years on Fifth Avenue. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A queen sits on her throne between a pairs of lions and knights in shining armor in a holiday window at Bergdorf Goodman, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 in New York. The department store is celebrating 125 years on Fifth Avenue. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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Bloomingdales

Bloomingdales 2015 Bloomingdales2

Bvlgari

Bulgari 2015 Bulgari1

Hermes

Hermes 2015

Lord & Taylor

Lord & Taylor 2015 Lord&Taylor2 Lord&Taylor3

Macys

Macys 2015 Macys2

Saks 5th Avenue

Saks 5th Avenue 2015 Saks2 Saks3

Growing Black Tomatoes

Black Tomatoes are a Great Addition to your Summer Garden!

Black Tomatoes

I was lucky enough to taste a large black tomato in a salad last summer — it was absolutely delicious. So this year I planted some. Here’s what they look like on the vine. They tend to grow in small groups, kind of like a cherry tomato. I wasn’t sure how large they would get or when they were ripe. This particular strain only gets to about 4 inches in diameter at it’s largest. They start to get red or orange colored from the bottom up. I have found that when the red color is about 1/3 to 1/2 way up the tomato, it’s ready for picking. Although these are on the smaller size, they pack a whole lot of flavor.

I had no problem with any bugs or rotting on the vine. These tomatoes were very easy to grow and they look great. I would highly recommend them for your garden.