Tomato Season (& Friday Links)

We celebrated the local tomato bounty with a first visit to the annual Capay tomato festival last weekend. In spite of the heat, people came out for tomato tasting, tractor rides, dancing and more—it was so much fun. We’ll definitely be back next year.

The crowd favorites for tomatoes? Apparently Sungolds win the cherry variety every year, but the runners up were red cherry and pink cherry. The winner in the heirloom variety was Cherokee Green. I’d voted for the runner up, Chocolate Stripe. I’ll share a few more photos below.

Do you have a favorite tomato variety?

Also, don’t forget to enter to win one of the custom bracelets! Today is the last day.

And now some Friday links…

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change. A huge story to set aside some serious time for.

How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions.

Have you listened to Caliphate? It’s on my to-listen list.

Milton Glaser (I heart NY logo guy) kills it again.

“Vogue took 126 years to hire a black cover photographer …no editors ever used their own “power and influence” to make that happen…” But Beyonce did! For the September issue, no less.

I’m excited that Casual is back, and sad to see it leaving for good!

The 100 Best TV Episodes of the Century. Do you agree?

Bobbi Brown pink lip.

It was a tight race between this and You’re the Only One I Can Tell for our next bookclub read. Which would you pick?

(The winner was the latter: “Best friend, old friend, good friend, bff, college roommate, neighbor, workplace confidante: Women’s friendships are a lifeline in times of trouble and a support system for daily life. A friend can be like a sister, daughter, mother, mentor, therapist, or confessor—or she can be all of these at once. She’s seen you at your worst and celebrates you at your best. Figuring out what it means to be friends is, in the end, no less than figuring out how we connect to other people.”)

I’d been waiting for this reveal!

Spiralized goodness.

I’m not tired of this color in the least. Cute dress!

A This American Life take on ICE.

Welfare and food aid in America visualized by CityLab. So interesting. (Here’s the full link.)

First comes the sweat.

Motherhood in the age of fear.

When we all vote.

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P.S. The Fastest Way to Slice Cherry Tomatoes (Top photo) and more photos from the Festival…


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