Here they come-FIRST TOMATOES!

 

FIRST TOMATOES 2014

Ok, I have something to confess – I’M TOMATO ADDICT!! I need my fix! Here are the first organic tomatoes of  2014 season. I got 5 Sungold and Black Cherry tomatoes during the last week of June. That is the earliest I have ever gotten tomatoes ready to eat. Sungolds are one of the few hybrid tomatoes I grow because they are soo sweet and Black Cherry tomatoes are an heirloom tomato that is fantastic as well with it’s sweet earthy flavor. I have gotten more little tomatoes since then that are eagerly eaten-sometimes right off the vine – if I can’t wait. I HAVEN’T HAD A TOMATO SINCE LAST OCTOBER! I never eat the ones in the restaurants or buy any from a grocery store-I just patiently wait until my tomatoes get ripe during the tomato season. It’s been about 9 months since I ate a real tomato!

FIRST CAPRESE 2014

Here is a mini Caprese without the basil. Of course I had to go get some fresh mozzarella to go with those first tomatoes! I don’t have any big Italian basil yet to add to my Caprese but gobbled them up with the mozarella and 18 yr old balsamic vinegar and olive oil over them.  The sweetness was divine!

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And to think I HATED tomatoes as a kid – couldn’t stand those slimy seeds! My how things change through the years! Of course all I ever got were those store-bought tasteless tomatoes. It wasn’t until I had a REAL tomato ripened on the vine that I became a tomato addict!

Why else have a vegetable garden in the summer if not for the tomatoes!

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7 comments on “Here they come-FIRST TOMATOES!

  1. I want to join your dish think it’s divine.my tomatoes begin to ripen in August.

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  2. Jill Foster says:

    You are so lucky! Thinking we were going to move I planted nothing. Deep regrets now.
    When do you plan to hit the farmers market?

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  3. Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Lovely post and thank you for sharing have a blessed day

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  4. awesome! I only have green ones right now but my basil is doing well. I have a few shots of the garden on a bog or two ago if you want to check them out. Doing companion planting this year and when I was pruning the tomato plant that was surrounded by basil it was amazing! What a smell!

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