Friday, June 09, 2006


When the Livin' is Easy


One thing that's come up that I didn't expect at all is the first ripe tomato! I have been eating lots of tuna, tomato and whole wheat sandwiches with store tomatoes, but tonight...this beauty is going to be sliced, sprinkled with EVOO and red wine vinegar, fresh basil, salt and pepper. I am then going to go to the front porch , langor in the evening tranquility and savor every piece of longings realized. This is summer, ladies and gentlemen. This is what we yearn for during the dark days of February.

JBelle
Bellemaison
The 'Kan EWA

9 comments:

Bay Views said...

One has to assume that you have a greenhouse. Any other assumtion would bring down the totality of the tomato grower's rath.

I'm still watching the buds, hoping apon hope that they will, one, bloom, and two, that they will set fruit.

jb3ll3 said...

(laughing at Herb)

(still laughing)

(rocking back and forth)

The Chows gave me that hot house tomato for Mother's Day that already had blooms on it and we have a couple of good days--the fruit obviously set. I sat in the rain tonight, in my fleece with my fleece gloves eating my tomatoes. damn it's cold here; raining like hell!

Hindu said...

"This is what we yearn for during the dark days of February."

Could not be better put. We usually grow a good assortment in our yard here in the hot Tri-Cities. This summer we are building a house, and the transition leaves us without plants for one year. Ugh.

Jealous.

jb3ll3 said...

hindu! oh no! no fresh tomatoes this year? You'll have to hint broadly at your neighbors. Practice those broad sighs. Contemplate, in your outloud voice, about how great your tomatoes will be next year and how great your strawberries will be too, and you'd share, if only someone would front you some tomatoes this year....

curtcon said...

I have a teensy tomato garden. This year I have 9 plants. 3 cherry and 6 beefsteak. The earth is dark, rich and without a trace of clay or stone. You can almost hear the plants growing this year. the cherry plants are already a foot tall. I just know it will be a bumper crop.

jb3ll3 said...

you know I THOUGHT I heard tomatoes growing somewhere!

Julie said...

My tomatoes are in flower already. That's amazing as the plants are only about 5" tall. In my garden I have Black Krim (heirloom) for salads, Golden Queen (heirloom) for sandwiches, the best sandwich tomato I've ever tasted, 2 Brandywine and one Big Boy to process. That should be enough for this family. I will eat only the heirloom tomatoes raw.

MarmiteToasty said...

I will just have to nick the tomatoes from me neighbours greenhouse, and remember to lob the snails over the other neighbours fence instead of the usual neighbour, cos now I have to protect 'the tomatoes' :) x

jb3ll3 said...

Mel! You're awesome! Our first international visitor and from Eng-er-lund! The Chows are going to be so damn excited about this....