Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tomatoes-- The Finale

The raw tomato, devoured in the garden when freshly picked, is a horn of abundance of simple sensations, a  radiating rush in one’s mouth that brings with it every pleasure. The resistance of the skin—slightly taut, just enough; the luscious yield of the tissues, their seed-filled liqueur oozing to the corners of one’s lips, and that one wipes away without any fear of staining one’s fingers; this plump little globe unleashing a flood of nature inside us: a tomato, an adventure.

(From Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery)













 
From start to finish our tomatoes have delivered in every tomato way possible and many were eaten before making it into the house. There are still a few more to harvest but I didn't want to wait to say thank you for being one of my favorite parts of summer. You will be sorely missed until next year.


7 comments:

Kerry said...

And here in my part of the world I've just planted my first two of the season!

Abby said...

I don't like tomotoes unless they're in something like a pizza/pasta sauce, but I like picking them out of the garden. I will miss my green beans...

Catherine said...

Ooo, Kerry, you have so much yumminess to look forward to- lucky you!

Abby, we had green beans too and they were really delicious.

Kathy G said...

I wish I could say the same thing about my tomatoes this year, but it was not a good year. Critters got the first ripe fruits (and the cats helped out by eating the ones we brought inside, until I started enclosing them in plastic bags, which they dislike). Then we had a very LONG dry, hot summer. It was so hot that the fruits wouldn't set. Now I'm getting some, but only a small handful of cherry fruits every other day.

Oh,well, there's always next year.

jody said...

wow those tomatoes look amazing! i hope i am as lucky as you this season! thanks for linking up with me. x

asampler said...

I'm just going to pop downstairs and eat a couple of the tiny heirlooms sitting in a bowl on my kitchen table. Excuse me.

iampisspot said...

I've spent the Summer growing tomatoes, too. There really is nothing better than FRESH, just picked tomatoes from your own garden!

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