I had to think about this one for a minute. Summer to me means hot, living in air conditioning and getting my butt burned on a hot leather car seat. I’m not much of an outdoors type person, nor do I like to camp, or swim. So, what can I say about summer? I looked no further than my back door and saw my glorious tomato plant growing and shouted “That’s it!”. Summer is fresh tomatoes to me.
I love tomatoes, but mostly they taste like plastic for about 8 months out of the year. But during the summer, the fresh tomatoes are juicy and well, just tomato tasting. I have great plans for my single Roma tomato plant; salsa, tomato sauce and caprese salad. To accompany my plant, I am also growing cilantro for the salsa and basil and oregano for the sauce. Fresh herbs and fresh tomatoes are the nectar of the gods as far as I’m concerned.
I just need to keep those pesky squirrels away from the plant. Last year, Chip and Dale (my Disney tie-in for today’s blog) kept making off with my nearly ripened tomatoes.
What is your favorite summer food?
- Dreaming of a bacon, lettuce & tomato sandwich (lydiastreet.com)
- Summer officially has begun – the race to fresh veggies is on (gardenbooyah.wordpress.com)
- Tomato Tomahto (thekeyofkels.wordpress.com)
- #13 – No Tomato (35tomatoes.wordpress.com)