Was it just about a month ago …
I was wishing for the taste of a homegrown garden tomato? Well, now I have tomatoes GALORE and am loving it. This year I only planted those nice big ones.. Big Boys and Better Boys.. where one slice will just about cover a sandwich. Nothing better than the distinctive taste of a ripe tomato, still warm from the sun, with a little salt and mayo on bread. Bacon and lettuce are nice but I like the simplicity of just the tomato.
The only problem is they are all getting ripe at the same time and am wondering what to do with all this homegrown produce. The weather is too hot to do much canning. I really need some easy solutions to save these rare treats.
Help me out here.. What is your favorite ways to use an abundance of tomatoes?
Our tomatoes are finally coming on for the 2011 garden season here at Boyd Street Bungalow. Did a happy dance the other day when I finally saw them appearing! Aren’t they wonderful? We usually have our first red one to pick and eat by July 4th but we were late in planting this year because of all the bad weather and flooding in this area. All our six tomato plants are Better Boys or Big Boys which we had the most luck with last year.
That’s okay because we are still looking forward to our first “Mater” Sandwich of the year! Pass the knife, salt and mayo.. I’m ready!