Everyone who has ever come into contact with me knows that I do not like the heat. Any day that the temperature goes above 78* is (shudder) not a good day in my opinion. As you can imagine, summer is not my favorite season. It’s fall in case you ever have to answer a trivia question about it. But. Summer does have at least one saving grace. Tomatoes. Yummy, exquisite, delectable, homegrown tomatoes on the vine. For these, I will suffer through summer every single year.
There is nothing like a home grown tomato. Nothing! I buy tomatoes year round. I can’t help myself. Even in the dead of winter, knowing that they will more than likely taste like wet sawdust, I can’t help myself. I love tomatoes. But summer tomatoes…. There is truly nothing like them on earth.
Every year I say that this is the year that I will grow everything. Then life intervenes and I am lucky if I get a tomato plant in my rose bed. Do you do that? I always grow tomatoes and peppers with my roses. At least when I buy the plants with the intentions of planting them, I do. Did that happen this year? Nope. There is always next year……
This is where friends, family and the local farmer’s market comes into play. Denton brought home two perfect specimens yesterday from a friends garden. They were soooo good. I always buy on the vine tomatoes when I get them at the supermarket, when I don’t have access to garden tomatoes. They are good, but they are definitely NOT summer garden tomatoes.
Try it yourself and see the difference. You can thank me later. And plant a tomato plant in your flower garden. You’ll be glad you did.
While we can still get our hot little hands on them, and until this neverending summer is over, here is my favorite way to eat summer’s mouthwatering tomatoes. I can’t call it a recipe because it’s so simple, but I’m going to anyway. 😀
Start out with your favorite white bread. The choice at our house is always Nature’s Own Butterbread. Deliciousness.
Add the world’s best mayonnaise. Hellmann’s, of course.
Add a slice of heaven that’s as big as your head.
Sprinkle on some salt and black pepper.
And enjoy one of the marvelous joys of summer.
Here’s the handy dandy recipe.