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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Fiber of a Different Kind

This season, I have been tending to veggie plants in pots just outside my back door. I have 2 tomato vines, a bell pepper plant, and a cucumber plant that has a few leaf lettuces sprinkled in with it. They require watering every day, and for the past few weeks I have been anxiously watching a little tomato grow. This past week it started to change colors and I have been anticipating the day I could pick it.

I wish I had picked it yesterday, but I thought that it needed just one more day of vine ripening. This morning I went out to water the plants and found that the little tomato's skin had started to split. I quickly picked it and brought it into the apartment.

At first, I was disappointed that I wasn't able to capture the "perfect" tomato, but I then wondered, what is perfect? I grabbed my camera and took a very imperfect photo of my little tomato.
Then I thought about how I would like to eat it. I decided on a tomato and cheese sandwich. A simple meal that would allow the tomato flavor to shine. I made the sandwich on 12 grain bread with American cheese, mayo and a little pepper. I finished it off with a granny smith apple and enjoyed a wonderful lunch. The tomato was juicy and very flavorful. Nothing like the bland hothouse tomatoes of the supermarket
I apologize to any of you who came here looking for a yarny fiber post and are disappointed, but this was the highlight of my day and I wanted to share. I have been spindling this morning and I will be knitting later, on my Hey Teach. The next post will be back to my yarny endeavors.


  1. Yum! Nothing better than a fresh tomato!

  2. That is still a perfect little tomato! Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. I have never been dissappointed by a tomato sandwich!

  4. I wait all year for my tomato harvest, so I understand the obsession.

  5. That looks delicious! Until my allergies reared their heads again, I had tomato cheese sandwiches almost every day from mid august until they ran out of fresh tomatoes at the coop -}


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