Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Rushing Summer

I didn't plant any tomatoes this year, discouraged and downcast as I was by last year's meager harvest. And, when I peek over my balcony at my neighbor's flourishing tomato plants, I don't see any ripe fruit yet. Hungry for that ripe tomato taste, however, I went to the market and paid an exorbitant price for several beautifully ripe heirlooms.

They were worth it. Just a dab of mayo or a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and you have a feast for lunch. I'm rushing the tomato season. So, sue me.


Blogger Chilebrown said...

We will not have any ripe tomato's for at least a month. When we do we will have a ton and would love to share with you and Buzz.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Not enough sun this year for early tomatoes. I've got one that should be ready in a couple of days!
(I think they invented mayonnaise for tomatoes.)

Wednesday, July 07, 2010  
Blogger Greg said...

My toms are sad this year too. Hopefully there will be a late harvest.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Chilebrown, wow, that would be great! I'll bring you some strawberry jam in return. Thanks!

Cookiecrumb, I think you're right about the mayo.

Greg, I'll keep my fingers crossed for that late, bountiful, delicious harvest.

Thursday, July 08, 2010  
Blogger katiez said...

I had a very meager harvest last year - 1 per plant I think. This year my vines are loaded.... but all green. Everyday I look and hope.
I really should give up gardening... I don't think I can take the stress!

Saturday, July 10, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

KatieZ, I know the feeling - the anxious perusal, the flaring hope when there's a hard little green fruit on the vine, the swelling anticipation as it grows, the downcast disappointment when the birds get there first or the weather doesn't cooperate for ripening. :-( But, what keeps us coming back is when the abundant fruit ripens into magical, lyrical deliciosity! Who can resist?

Saturday, July 10, 2010  

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