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Not As Good As Pork Cracklins

misadventures in cooking

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Tomatoes!



Last weekend, Mr. Enstone brought me a fabulous box of homegrown tomatoes. They were incredibly beautiful, but for reason I didn't think to take a photo until after I'd eaten every single one of the darling little gold teardrops and made a substantial dent in the rest.

Today he brought a fresh box, as well as another huge bunch of basil. After he left, the first thing I did was to take a picture before I forgot. He said it was half of their latest pick, and that they may be the last ones, as he and his wife are going out of town. I hope their neighbors go by to check for any more; it would be a shame for stragglers to go to waste.



Last Sunday afternoon, Gary and I had the best "Big Tomato Sandwich" ever. Since then, we've had caprese, salads, you name it, tomatoes at nearly every meal. They're absolutely delicious.

Here is a Brandywine cut in half. In just a minute, I'm going to sprinkle it with salt & pepper and eat it. YUM! These are such a treat and have perked up my saggly spirits.

4 Comments:

At 7/15/2007 5:39 PM, Blogger Sheri said...

I have been eating tomatoes nonstop! By far my favorite food.

So far, I'm only getting them at Whole Foods and the farmer's market. We've got a bunch of green ones on the vines in the backyard, though.

 
At 7/16/2007 6:07 AM, Blogger Karin said...

Lucky you! Home-grown tomatoes are delicious. Commercially bought tomatoes are a pale imitation of real home-grown.

 
At 7/25/2007 3:02 PM, Blogger Ashley said...

I'm so jealous! I've bought some at a farm down the road....just not the same as fresh garden tomatoes. I'm going to try to grow some next summer!

Love,
ashley

 
At 7/29/2007 10:23 PM, Blogger Toni said...

Boy, am i jealous. The farmers at my market don't have tomatoes like that, yet. Things come a little slower in the midwest. Those look delicious. That sliced brandywine make my mouth water.

 

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