Sunday, July 13, 2008

Tomatoes from the Garden

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My first tomatoes are coming ripe. I have some Better Bush plants in a big pot by the kitchen door and another pot full of Sweet Red Cherry tomatoes.

Better Bush Tomato
Better Bush

Sweet Red Cherry Tomato
Sweet Red Cherry


For the last couple days I've been eating them right off the vine and it is heavenly. Last night for dinner I made cheeseburgers and put a little fresh basil and oregano from the garden on the meat under the cheese. With this tomato on top it was so delicious I was swooning.

What have you got in your garden this week? Leave a comment with your link and we'll come visit.

9 comments:

writer2b said...

They look truly delectable! We have lots of green ones, but none close to cheeseburger-worthy yet.

I posted on my parents-in-law's garden today.

TadMack said...

Those green ones are lovely. Have you ever learned to eat them fried and green? After reading the book as a teen, you know I had to try it. Not bad...

Cuileann said...

Mm...tomatoes from your own backyard are a million times better than they come in supermarkets. :D I don't even like tomatoes normally, but I like 'em off my grandma's vine.

Overwhelmed! said...

Oh, I'm so jealous! Our tomato plants died while we were on vacation in May. I'm glad yours are doing so well.

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Kyra said...

They do look delicious! My uncle in Los Angeles would grow tomatoes among the rose bushes. Maybe I'll try the same - especially after seeing your photos!

Best, Kyra

Cloudscome said...

I would put ripe tomatoes straight from the garden right up there with fresh peaches off the tree - they are both part of heaven. No substitutes.

I've never tried fried green tomatoes but I am always meaning too. Usually I put the green ones on the window sill until they ripen. Maybe this year I'll have enough extra to experiment...

KerrdeLune said...

Blackberries, strawberries, little green tomatoes and peppers, green and yellow beans, garlic, eggplant, carrots, spinach, red lettuce, scallions. Alas I am a long way north, and my veggies still have a long way to go (but the blackberries and strawberries are superb!)

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Lovely tomatoes. I can't eat too many tomatoes themselves, but I love the way tomato plants smell.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Cloudscome,

Your tomatoes look great! I can almost taste them. I love tomatoes fresh from the garden. Years ago, when we grew them in our yard, I used to pickle some green tomatoes.

One of my favorite easy summertime pasta dishes is made with fresh chopped tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, garlic, olive oil--and salt to taste. Nothing to cook--just the pasta. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl, let sit at room temperature for a time, then toss it with the hot pasta. Yum! (Sometimes I add cooked shrimp or lobster meat--when I feel like splurging.) Have you ever made this dish?