This past week brought my first full-size (that is, not cherry) tomatoes! The first one harvested was a Jet Star, closely followed by two Celebrities and then another Jet Star and a Vintage Wine. Isn't the vintage wine pretty on the outside?
Here's what it looks like inside.
I usually get a handful of tiny cherries, too.
My Grandma Lucy who lived in Sandusky Ohio, where they grow gorgeous tomatoes, made an delicious tomato sandwich: Two slices of wheat toast, I tsp of mayo, sliced tomato, Lowry’s Seasoned Salt. Awesome!
Another thing I like to do with fresh tomatoes is make Salade Tomate: combine 4 chopped tomatoes, 4 hard boiled eggs, ¼ cup of parsely or whatever herbs you like, juice of one lemon, salt & pepper to taste.
Can you guess what the most delicious part of this salad is?
That’s right – the juice. Use a slice of Italian bread to scoop it up.
Last night I had a nightmare that my tomato plants turned black with late blight overnight. It’s probably not so far out of the realm of possibility - I find a few blighty leaves and pinch them off every day. Part of my dailly harvest.