For the first time ever, Matt and I have grown food for our own consumption. Sure we’ve eaten food from the farm before, but we’ve never actually grown something ourselves.
Ladies and gentlemen, gaze upon these beautiful tomatoes.
We worked for these tomatoes. There was watering and weeding, suckering and staking. Sweat and dirt was involved. Alright, not all that much sweat and dirt, but, still, we worked!
And the results are oh so tasty. In the words of Matt, “I’m not the biggest fan of tomatoes, but we grew these ourselves. I’m going to eat them forever.”
I think he meant that figuratively, but given the number of green tomatoes we have yet to ripen, we may literally be eating tomatoes forever.
Some other words of wisdom from Matt, “Bring on the canker sores.”
You won’t hear me complaining. Matt may not be the biggest fan, but I love tomatoes. Caprese salads, homemade soup, burgers, sandwiches… I see lots of tomato goodness in my future.
What about you? Are you a yay or nay for tomatoes? Any tips for avoiding canker sores? Anyone have any favourite recipes to share? Have you grown anything to eat this year? Do you feel pride in eating the fruits of your labour?