Our garden has started to produce some delicious and sometimes hideous looking veggies. We are growing heirloom veggies almost exclusively this year in our organic garden, so when I see a tomato that is cracked and scarred, my mouth starts to water. This always makes me think of an episode on This I Believe on NPR. Tim Stark starts his essay with "I believe that an atmosphere of stress and chaos-within reason-brings out my best qualities. And I believe my heirloom tomatoes feels the same....I believe in managed stress. It sweetens the tomatoes. I like to think it sweetens me, too."