I am love with farm fresh vegetables, particularly tomatoes. I fell in love with tomatoes when in first grade I got to take home a small tomato plant from a school field trip to a greenhouse. About 15 years later, my parents went on a vacation leaving my brother, a blooming tomato plant, and myself to fend for ourselves. For some reason, I couldn’t let the beautiful heirloom tomatoes rot on the vine and there must have been a dozen ripe tomatoes. These tomatoes were shiny, imperfect in shape, large, dark greenish red, and plump. I had an urge to use all of them up at once, so I decided to make an Italian meal. I had no clue on how to make my own sauce, but I had convinced myself that it was easy. I also convinced myself that I didn’t need to look online for methods on making your marinara from scratch. I cut each tomato in half, put them into the food processor, and liquefied them until they became a thin juice….to make a long story short, we had liquidy lasagna for dinner. And my brother and I still swear that it was the best lasagna we’ve ever had.
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Wow, your photos are gorgeous! I’ve had a long-standing fascination with tomatoes too. I can remember getting off the bus back in gradeschool, grabbing a tomato and salt shaker, turning on Scooby Doo, and sitting down to eat that tomato like an apple. Yum!
Tomatoes really are wonderful, aren’t they? They’re oh-so-tasty, versatile, and pretty to look at too. Even good for you! What more could you ask for?
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♥ Rebecca Jean