August 15, 2013

Garden to Table : Tomatoes

We've been waiting patiently.

And we're finally enjoying vine-ripened tomatoes this week.
A few big ones so far (which Mitch loves on BLT's), and lots of little cherry tomatoes.



A little healthier than the BLT's is this snack Mitch had today..
fresh tomato on dill-jack cheese & wheat crackers.  
It looked too wonderful not to take a photo.

We didn't have good cucumber germination this year - things got too cold & wet after planting & we lost a lot of seed overall.  Just one cucumber plant - we picked our first cucumber this week.
The cool nights have been good for lettuce production.  We're picking fresh carrots on an on-demand basis.
And speaking of dill (in the cheese above), we have a huge row of it, tall & beautiful.  I should probably start doing something with it!     
Busy week - much happening on the homefront.  Will catch up later with a random 5 Friday post!

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16 comments:

  1. not a fan of raw tomatoes - love 'em in sauce, though. these are photogenic, however. :)

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  2. Ah the big pay off! Such satisfaction to bring those to the table. Our tomatoes are winding down. We've had some chilly weather and everything is starting to die off. We also did not have a great cucumber year. We had blooms, but not very many cukes. I think we had three all told, and they were round...like a ball.

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  3. I looked at the cherry tomatoes at the store yesterday and knew they would not taste as good as home grown. Can you please send me some? :)

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  4. I love tomatoes and ours have been slow to ripen.

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  5. I love garden fresh tomatoes. Ours are ripening too.

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  6. Nothing better than a fresh picked tomato to eat :)

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  7. I remember eating fresh tomatoes under the Ash Tree growing up-salt and pepper and we were in business! Wonderful photos, Amanda!
    Warm Hugs,
    Jemma

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  8. wonderful photos, LOVE tomatoes and yours look so good! that little open sandwich is giving me ideas ;-)

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  9. That snack looks like something I would love! I have been having cherry tomatoes from my one little plant. They are so tasty.

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  10. We have so so many green tomatoes! Now if only they would ripen up...

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  11. Pretty tomatoes! Cherry tomatoes are my absolute favorite :)

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  12. They're not only beautiful ... they look luscious!

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  13. Delicious! No tomatoes here this year-missed the planting time....

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  14. Your last photo has me hankering after cheese and tomato on crackers...now...

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  15. Beautiful! And, I'm jealous...too much rain in GA this summer for good tomatoes. :) So, so weird.

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