First Tomato!

A Green Zebra Stripe.  It was yummy, although slightly on the small side.  Pat & I had it on a nice salad the other night for dinner.  (Edie was off having dinner with friends.)    I picked an Early Girl this week too.   My granddad used to say life was good if you could pick your first tomato before the first of July.  I concur.

I fried up a mess of green tomatoes the other night.  I bought them at the farmer’s market – I’m not quite ready to donate any of my tomatoes to that endeavor yet, despite our fondness for fried green tomato sandwiches.  Come August, when I’m starting to get worn out on dealing with them, I’ll pick one or two for that.  But for now, I’m looking forward to an abundance of home grown goodness and all the things I’m going to do with them.  Caprese salad.  Italian bread salad.  Tomato sandwiches. Salsa.  And of course, canning them for the upcoming winter months.  What’s your favorite way to use fresh tomatoes?

2 thoughts on “First Tomato!

  1. vikki says:

    my favorite summer lunch goes like this: toast a couple of slices of whole foods 12-seed & grain sourdough in the toast, then layer each one with slices of a nice sharp white cheddar. stick them under the broiler until they're nice and bubbly and a little bit brown, then top them with lettuce and slices of tomato. perfection.

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