Welcome to Shiny Tomato, a food blog by the Vockeroth sisters.

Why Shiny Tomato you ask? In our family we call good looking women “Shiny Tomatoes” and our mom is a Shiny Tomato. She taught us a lot about cooking good food, canning, entertaining and how to set a mean table.

We also share a big love of tomatoes. Particularly fresh tomatoes with a sprinkling of salt. One of our favourite sandwiches is a toasted tomato sandwich  on sourdough bread with a touch a mayo and salt and pepper. That’s all you need. Some would argue you need bacon and lettuce on it too. Then we say throw in the kitchen sink and add avocado and sharp white cheddar.

Enjoy the dishing of two sisters.


p.s. all the women in our family are shiny tomatoes

Steph (Steph McVox) and Bon (bvox), circa 1974

25 thoughts on “About

  1. Renée February 17, 2012 at 1:31 am Reply

    You two are the shiniest though!

  2. Patti February 23, 2012 at 5:05 pm Reply

    The Vockeroth sisters are indeed shiny tomatoes and phenomenal cooks…I can testify from personal experience. Such talent in putting different flavors together. I have been known to contact them on occasion for advice. Love this blog!

    • Shiny Tomato February 23, 2012 at 9:26 pm Reply

      Sweetheart, you make shiny shiny!

    • Pawmanity June 20, 2016 at 1:58 pm Reply

      What Patti said. 🙂 (now I’m craving a tomato)

  3. Mom February 28, 2012 at 12:13 pm Reply

    My daughters are shiny, shiny tomatoes!! I am loving all the RED!!

    • Shiny Tomato February 28, 2012 at 12:22 pm Reply

      We get that from you, the original shiny tomato! Is that a Peelism? I’ve heard Dad use it too, about you…

  4. shuhan April 22, 2012 at 7:50 am Reply

    such a lovely story, much of what I learn to do in the kitchen is also from my dear mum(: oh and I absolutely love fresh summer tomatoes on a slice of sourdough bread, need nothing more than a drizzle of good extra virgin olive oil over (:

  5. Alicia April 22, 2012 at 2:40 pm Reply

    Hi there, I love your blog, and just nominated you for the Sunshine Blog award! Thanks for all your inspiration

    • Shiny Tomato April 22, 2012 at 5:59 pm Reply

      Alicia, that is too kind. Thank YOU for your contributions. You’ve been doing this for some time and are an inspiration to us all! How do I learn more about this and share the love?

    • Shiny Tomato May 18, 2012 at 1:36 pm Reply

      Oh, thanks for the kind words! Love your blog, very inspirational…Cheers!

  6. A Canadian Foodie July 1, 2012 at 10:46 pm Reply

    I have you two signed up for cheesepalooza, but need to know your first names, if I may, and the city and state or province where you live? Can’t wait! 🙂 V #cheesepolooza!

  7. Big Hungry Gnomes August 12, 2012 at 4:07 am Reply

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my little blog. I just thought I would let you know that my blog has moved and is now bighungrygnomes.co.uk. Unfortunately, if you want to remain subscribed to my blog, you will have re-subscribe to this new address. I realise this is a little bit of a nuisance but I would really appreciate your continuing support and interest in my blog

  8. The Porto Bellas December 10, 2012 at 9:02 pm Reply

    Hello sisters! I’m really happy I found your blog… I could scroll through your ‘recent posts’ all night. And I agree, toasted tomato sandwiches ARE the best.

    • Shiny Tomato December 10, 2012 at 9:25 pm Reply

      Hi Julie! Happy to have your scrolling! Thanks for visiting our blog 🙂

  9. Maghan June 22, 2013 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Everything looks great!

  10. AuntCate July 25, 2013 at 9:06 am Reply

    LOVE LOVE the Shiny Tomato recipes and the shiny tomatoes they are!

  11. 2nd Cousin Mike July 25, 2013 at 9:35 am Reply

    You come from a family of shiny tomatoes. Except maybe for Uncle Doug who’s more of a Shiny Honey Dew Melon.

  12. Uncle Doug July 25, 2013 at 10:35 am Reply

    Hey Mike, as long as I am shiny!!!

  13. Shannon May 19, 2014 at 10:46 am Reply

    Awesome blog Bon! 🙂 Looking forward to trying some of your recipes!

  14. puppiesinparadise August 14, 2014 at 12:00 am Reply

    What a great homage to your mother! I have just discovered your blog and love your recipes. I had to follow your blog I can’t wait to try some of your recipes.

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