We finally have tomatoes! Oh how long we’ve waited to bite into a fresh, juicy tomato still warm from the garden. That really is the taste of summer, isn’t it? We don’t often have fresh tomatoes around here as we don’t usually buy the ‘notional tomato’ of the grocery store. There is really no comparing a fresh garden tomato with the chemically-ripened cardboard fruits sold at the grocery–which is why most folks, if they grow anything at all, will grow a tomato plant.
Here are some of our beauties:
We are growing Sun Gold cherry tomatoes, and so far only our Italian Heirloom are producing for full-size tomatoes (although I did see a half-ripe Black Krim on the vine last time I was out).
We made good use of our ‘maters in a couple ways. The cherries have been devoured straight from the from the vine to the mouth, as well as put to use in a beautiful salad (that’s store-bought lettuce (sadly) mixed with chopped Swiss Chard from our garden, and a cuke from the communal ‘give away’ table at Wyatt’s work)
and on this scrumptious Margherita Pizza.
Keep up on a comin’, maters!