Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The First Tomato

There's something special about the first juicy, sweet, red tomato of the summer.  It's a little piece of heaven.

Just look at these beauties I picked from the garden this morning.  There are Early Girl, red pear, yellow pear and cherry tomatoes.
Those two big ripe tomatoes didn't last very long.  They made lovely toasted tomato sandwiches.


Nothing could be simpler or more tasty.

  1. Toast rye bread.
  2. Spread with butter or mayonnaise (I couldn't decide so I did one of each).
  3. Top with sliced tomatoes (I like small slices for small bites).
  4. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  5. Enjoy! 
When I get tired of this, I'll start making BLT's, or create fancier versions that include goat cheese and fresh basil.  But for now, simple is best.