Thursday, July 23, 2009

theeeyyyy'rrreee heeeeeerrreee!


Finally! After months (and what felt like years) of waiting, some of our tomatoes are ready to eat. This one is #3, #1 and 2 have already been devoured. Of course they are taking it upon themselves to ripen one at a time so we have been enjoying them in salads, since cooking one tomato seems really sad. I am so glad we are not farmers... at the slow rate we're going we would have had to declare our own famine and starve to death. Also threw in a pic of my herb garden, since the oregano seems to be blossoming and the flowers look really cute.

26 comments:

Lexa Levine said...

That tomato looks really yummy... is it time for lunch yet? ;)

californiablue said...

Hooray for the summer tomato! Enjoy :)

Lizardo Art said...

Fresh tomatoes are soooo good! I am jealous!

Hollyrocks said...

Wow, those look great! There really isn't anything better than homegrown vegetables. I brought home some major loot from my grandpa's house yesterday. I'm going to be cooking some fresh yellow squash with dinner tonight.

Your herb is doing very well. What else do you have besides oregano?

tikikiki said...

YUM!!!! Congrats!!! I want to work on a garden in my yard but I'm scared...thanks for the inspiration!!

Lady Steel said...

So jealous, my neighbor gave me these pale little things...tasted like they looked.
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our little love nest said...

mmm...That tomato looks so good. After seeing the rosemary and oregano too, I think they would be so yummy with the tomato, some black pepper and olive oil. I must be hungry when I start meal planning just from looking at photos. ;)

courtney said...

ha! i totally just left a similar comment on someone else's blog re: thank goodness i dont have to rely on my lousy harvest. :)

(for the record - my tomatoes STILL aren't ready!)

Samantha said...

Freshly grown tomatoes of your own to eat, I'm so impressed and jealous. AWESOME work. :)

The Little Fox said...

Hooray for those gorgeous red beauties!!!

xoxo

kickpleat said...

hey val, just a gardening tip! cut off those flowers because then the herbs will actually stop producing.

MOLLYC said...

They look delicious, as do all your pictures! From your blogger friend, molly

Mommy Bear said...

mmmmmm looks so yummy!

Joy De Vivre Design said...

There is nothing like growing veggies and fruit yourself. I have been watching my poor orange tree suffering from the drought we are having. I think the chances of being able to eat those things are getting more slim every day! ;(

Anita's Pottery said...

How wonderful for you! The photo is gorgeous.

I have a garden this year after 10 years without one. The bunnies are eating my tomatoes before they get ripe! Guess they need them more than I do.

Robert W. Leonard said...

Oh man... I'm so jealous! I'm definitely going to try growing some of my own. Good job!

Leanne said...

lovely!! i love fresh tomatoes, but have waaaayyy too many this year.......i wish i could have a tomato giveaway, but i don't think they'd do too well in the mail! :D

take care and happy gardening!

Sandrine said...

Beautiful tomato...I am sure it was worth the wait!Tomatoes hardly smell tomatoes in shops now!Enjoy;)

Almost Precious said...

Fresh summer 'maters what could be tastier ? Your garden does look pretty, I'm envious as I lost all of my tomatoes, a sneaky, pesky little squirrel ran off with what few we had (the little bugger took them while they were still hard and green, chewed the stem right in half and took them to "who knows where"? ) Then those huge lubber grasshoppers (wrote about them once in an older post) ate the rest of the plants...stripped off every leaf and stem, just as efficiently as those great big, gross tomato horned worms do. Yuck, how I detest those things. I wish you all the best of garden blessings, no fungi, no pests, no bugs. Just lots of healthy eats. Anna

Michelle Brunner said...

I love home grown tomatoes! Throw in some mozzarella, basil and balsamic and you got yourself a wonderful salad:)

Stacey said...

Looks fantastically perfectly ripe, yum!

TMCPhoto said...

We had the same problem with our raspberries, we'd have at most 3-4 ripe enough to eat on any given day, but they were oh so very good while they lasted

cabin + cub said...

Thanks for the gardening tip Jeannette! I will go clip those oregano flowers today ;)

cabin + cub said...

Hi Hollyrocks
Oh yes, I should have mentioned.. I am also growing rosemary (in the same pic as the oregano), chives, dill and tarragon. ;)

Hampton House said...

I can smell that tomato!

oh wait, my honey is slicing one behind me for the hamburgers he is grilling. It had me going there for a minute!

Marni said...

Yep, I'm waiting on my tomatoes to ripen and it's taking forever! There's a few grape tomoatoes that should be ready in the next few days......