Sunday, July 29, 2012

Tomato Heaven

Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes.  ~Author Unknown


Last year we barely had a handful of tomatoes. This year we've had a luxurious abundance. Some have gone into salads, others into pizza and pasta sauce. The little yellow ones get eaten right off the vine. So sweet!

There are all types, cherry tomatoes, heirlooms, beefsteak...  I like them in a  good  sauce with fresh basil, or baked in lemons with basil and fresh mozzarella.

We did brochettes on the BBQ last night. Home grown zucchini with mini peppers, onion and cherry tomatoes. 

Coffee.  Garden.  Coffee.  Does a good morning need anything else?  ~Betsy Cañas Garmon

So far it's been a beautiful summer. 



The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.  ~Hanna Rion


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    1. The best kind to have in the summertime.

  2. Fruits and vegetables as design! Beautiful!

  3. Thanks, Marcia. I find myself wanting to make throw pillow in these colors.

  4. Your pictures are bright and beautiful- the tomatoes look delicious. I've gotten 3 tomatoes from my plants so far.
    Ohio is a state for great corn- and tomato juice is our state drink- so WHY are the tomatoes so sparse, Hmm?

    1. We've had the weirdest weather. I'm not complaining but it's been cool and breezy for months. My Mother-in-law lives a couple miles from us didn't have a good crop at all. (And she's a master gardener and can grow anything.) Last year she had buckets, this year nothing.

  5. What lovely tomatoes! Yummm!
    A few years back, we put in a garden. When we moved to that house, there was a large rectangular patch where a dog kennel had been before. Checking with the agriculture extension office, there was no reason we couldn't plant there. So, we planted 8 tomato plants and some other veggies. Those plants went crazy! We had 10-foot tall tomato plants. People would stop and oogle over them. We had so many, we'd run out and give those folks a bag to pick their own. I don't know if it was the 'manure' from the dogs, or what, but, we had tomatoes all winter, too, by freezing them.
    You make me want to plant another garden!


    1. You should! There's nothing like home grown. :-)