First Tomato!

Well it finally happened:  the first tomato was ripe and ready in my garden today!  I think this is the longest I’ve ever had to wait for a tomato…..

I got two of these tomato plants at the local EcoFair in April, grown by the volunteers at the ‘Giving Garden’ (a garden area on the outside of town that anyone can grow/take from).

Fresh Tomato Sandwich

So one of the first things I did when I spied this red sphere buried inside my tomato plant, was to just touch it!  It was a fairly small tomato, but big enough for what I had planned.  I carefully released it from its mother plant, then brushed the ‘dust’ off it.

When I got into the house, I put two pieces of whole wheat bread into the toaster.  Usually I do it the other way around when I know there are tomatoes ripe in the garden:  Toast in first, then run to the garden for a tomato.  By the time I get back to the house with the sun-warmed tomato, the toaster has popped.  I spread a generous amount of mayonnaise on my toast then sliced up the entire tomato onto it, sprinkled sea salt, then freshly ground pepper.  My mouth was literally watering by then!  Oh that first bite:  the tomato was sweet yet tangy and SO fresh!  There’s really nothing like it!

Toasted Tomato Sandwich
Yummmm!

I anticipate this moment from the last tomato of the season, through the winter, spring, and summer just waiting for the first tomato.

And it was worth the wait…..

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Betty
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 19:40:50

    Like I said on Facebook for the whole world to see… “I’m jealous”… “I want a home-grown tomato”!!!

    Reply

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