The fruits of Friday

11 06 2010

Just enough to make a single-serving salad, I know—but they’re the first harvest of 2010 and that’s cause enough for celebration! I bought this particular plant at a local plant stand and have planted several more plants that a friend gave me. (Thanks, Sophia!) There’s fruit on other vines, but not ripe just yet. We’re trying out the “Topsy-Turvy Tomato” gizmo this year—I’ll keep you posted on the results. No, you’re not imagining that the plate isn’t completely round—it’s a free form set of appetizer plates from Crate & Barrel. And yes, in fact, I do sing the song below when I pick my tomatoes. Love me some John Denver! 

Home Grown Tomatoes
Words and music by Guy Clark. Recorded by John Denver and first released on his album, Higher Ground. 

There ain’t nothin in the world that I like better
Than bacon ‘n lettuce ‘n homegrown tomatoes
Up in the mornin, out in the garden
Get you a ripe one, don’t pick a hard ‘un
Plant ’em in the spring, eat ’em in the summer
All winter without ’em is a culinary bummer
I forget all about the sweatin and the diggin
Every time I go out and pick me a big ‘un

Home grown tomatoes, home grown tomatoes
What would life be like without homegrown tomatoes
Only two things that money can’t buy
That’s true love and home grown tomatoes

You can go out to eat an that’s for sure
But there’s nothin a homegrown tomato won’t cure
Put ’em in a salad, put ’em in a stew
You can make your own tomato juice
You can eat ’em with eggs, eat ’em with gravy
You can eat ’em with beans, pinto or navy
Put ’em on the side, put ’em in the middle
Home grown tomatoes on a hot cake griddle

Home grown tomatoes, home grown tomatoes
What would life be like without homegrown tomatoes
Only two things that money can’t buy
That’s true love and home grown tomatoes

If I’s to change this life I lead
You could call me Johnny Tomato Seed
Cause I know what this country needs
Home grown tomatoes in every yard you see
When I die don’t bury me
In a box in a cold dark cemetary
Out in the garden would be much better
Cause I could be pushin up a home grown tomato

Home grown tomatoes, home grown tomatoes
What would life be like without homegrown tomatoes
Only two things that money can’t buy
That’s true love and home grown tomatoes

Photo © Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. 

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11 06 2010
deb

We’ve had ripe tomatoes for a couple of weeks. There is nothing better than a home grown tomato. Glad to see you’re getting some

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