In Praise of Home Grown Tomatoes

I am thankful for home grown tomatoes–those orbs of deliciousness that taste so much better than their bland grocery store counterparts. If you grow tomatoes you understand. For weeks you watch them hanging green on the vine, and your mouth begins to water at the thought of tasty sun-warmed fruit on bread with mayonnaise, or in Caprese Salad or in salsa or in sauce or in juice. Maybe the best way to enjoy one is to bite into it like an apple, fresh off the vine.

As the old song goes, “There’s only two things that money can’t buy–true love and home grown tomatoes.”

Not familiar with “Home Grown Tomatoes”? Here’s a link to a YouTube version by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. Enjoy! Oh, and as you’re eating your next home grown tomato, don’t forget to give thanks.

Photo by Dave Stokes used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!

4 responses to “In Praise of Home Grown Tomatoes

  1. oooh, we have been so enjoying beautiful tomato sandwiches from the largesse of our wonderful tomatoe -growing friends. A Culinary Delight! (loved the song – especially ‘winter is such a culinary bummer’ without Home Grown Tomatoes)

    Thanks for the Uplift Sharron!

  2. Reniva R Riessinger

    Oh! How I love those home grown tomatoes, but I can’t tolorate them more because of the acid content. But those of you who can, enjoy!

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