I thought I didn’t really like tomatoes, unless they were in a cooked form, such as marinara sauce. But it turns out I just don’t like mealy, off- season, tasteless supermarket tomatoes.
Once I began growing my own, I realized how incredibly good a tomato that you just picked from your garden tastes. A little olive oil, salt and pepper is all you need for a fabulous salad. Toss in some crusty bread and a good cheese, and you have a meal.
I couldn’t pass up a tomato with my daughter’s name in it, could I?
Sometimes I have help in the garden. Sometimes they even bring me mice and lizards to show me how much they love me. I am such a lucky gal.
Here are a few recipes to try with your freshly picked tomatoes.