Ripe Tomatoes!!


Our tomatoes have finally started to ripen. It was agony to see the mounds and mounds of green fruit on those bushes for weeks, just waiting for the day they’d be ripe & ready to eat. I kept thinking, tomorrow’s the day! And¬†inevitably¬†tomorrow wasn’t the day.

The pear tomatoes are as delicious & sweet as I remember. The red tomato just ripened today, so I’m definitely planning on making some sandwiches with it tonight. It was a TON of work to keep those tomato plants alive, but so worth it. It really makes me appreciate all of my mom’s planning & hard work with the garden she kept when I was growing up. Gosh, she grew thornless blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, beans, peas, corn, tomatoes, zucchini, squash and cucumbers! We even had peach, pear, plum & apple trees at one point. There’s nothing like fresh produce. MMm!

Right now I’m in full-on Blogher mode; so from here on out posts might be a tad sporadic and a little heavy on the before & after refashion stuff. Hope you don’t mind!

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    1. Erin says:

      I grew the same tomatoes at my house. Nothing better than tomatoes right off the vine!

    2. Jessica says:

      yay! ours just came in too! soooo worth it. i love tomatoes, but there is nothing like homegrown. enjoy:)

    3. I have never had pear tomatoes. They look yummy.

    4. alexismaia says:

      love the second photo!

    5. Those look so delicious! Totally craving some tommy-toes now!

    6. Same thing for me but with my strawberries! Every day I think “tomorrow they’ll be ready” and then they aren’t. Waiting…impatiently.

    7. Tiffany says:

      When I was a kid I would sit in our pear tomato patch every day and eat tons of tomatoes. One summer I got a HORRIBLE rash from it tho… guess you can get too much of a good thing after all :) Mmm, love those tomatoes tho, wish I could find them at the store or get out of this apt. and grow my own!

    8. stacy says:

      this makes me sad because an animal broke my poor yellow pear tomato plant right at the base! there are a few little leaves trying to grow back but i don’t think it will have time to recover. so enjoy some for me!

    9. Shaela says:

      yummy!! I miss having a garden, because you’re right – there IS nothing like fresh, ripe produce!! :)

    10. CK says:

      I love the before/after stuff. Your latest dress is awesome!

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