Wednesday, August 6, 2014

In the Time of Tomatoes


Oh, yes -- tomato time at last!


Time for a fat slice of a ripe Cherokee Purple between slices of homemade bread slathered with h0memade mayonnaise -- Jane's Krazy Salt and fresh ground black pepper too. . . So good, I ate one for breakfast the other day.


And time to cook up a big pot of tomato sauce -- some for tonight's pizza and some to put in the freezer.


12 comments:

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Our Cherokee Purples were ready a couple of weeks ago and we've been stuffing ourselves with lots of tomato sandwiches and BLT's, both with homemade mayonnaise. Tomatoes for me are THE best part of summer.
Sam

Brian Miller said...

oh tomato sandwiches....one of my all time fav summer treats...and i ate one tomato right off the vine yesterday...loved the acidic bite...

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Is it just me, or have Cherokee Purples only been around for the last 5 or so years? Maybe I just wasn't going to Tailgate markets until then.

Jim Egerton said...

I use to love tomato and peanut butter sandwiches with Dukes mayo. Yum yum

Frances said...

Oh Vicki, those tomato sandwiches take me right back to glorious childhood summer lunches.

Thank you! xo

Jill said...

You have some beauties there. That pot of sauce looks delicious.

L. D. said...

I hope we will have to deal with tomatoes soon. Ours are late this year but there are sure a lot of green ones out there. Your ideas for using tomatoes is great. I had my first tomato sandwich with my grandmother, white soft bread, mayo and fresh sliced tomatoes. Yum.

jennyfreckles said...

I'm sure they taste a load better than the supermarket ones. I buy the 'extra special' (ie: expensive) ones and they still have no real taste. But it takes more effort to tend your plot and enjoy the bountiful harvest.

NCmountainwoman said...

The tomatoes have been absolutely wonderful this summer. And almost anything is improved with fresh tomatoes.

Carol Crump Bryner said...

Yum!!

Star said...

Lovely! The wheel turns again and I am happy to share your tomatoes with you. I know all is well when I see your tomatoes ripening. Of course all is not well in the world but it behoves us to do what we can to 'stay calm and carry on'.

Vicki Lane said...

Cherokee Purples have probably been around a long time but they've only recently become popular with small-scale commercial growers.

Jim, I've heard of that combo and it sounds awful to me. But I know lots of folks like it. I like my peanut butter spread on crisp apples --