Hello and welcome to The Merry Tomato! My name is Mary, and I am so happy to be here with you. I am a classical singer by trade, and now I am living my dream of being a wife to my aaahmazing husband Andrew and a stay at home mom to our beautiful baby girl. Right now we are located in eastern Ohio, but new adventures are on the horizon! I started The Merry Tomato (with lots of help from Andrew) as a place to keep my recipes and share my thoughts and experiences about food and family life. The name was decided with the help of my sweet sister. My love for tomatoes, my *actual* name, my red hair, and my generally happy disposition all came together to form The Merry Tomato. My favorite food is, unsurprisingly, fresh tomatoes, but I am a lover of all veggies, avocado, coconut, and coffee. I love to snuggle my baby, hang out with my husband and FaceTime our far away family, read cookbooks, and try new things in the kitchen. I also love online shopping, a good birth story (they’re all good!), and learning new ways to make our family healthier in body and mind.
I want to use this space to share delicious, most-of-the-time healthy food. I also want to open my heart and share about marriage and motherhood, both the amazingly wonderful parts and the really hard parts. Food and family are very much intertwined in our household, so it makes sense to share both aspects in one blog.
I would love to hear from you! Please introduce yourself and let me know more about you and what you would like to see on the blog.
The Merry Tomato