Monday, July 6, 2009

Green Tomatoes

"You know, when you get your first asparagus, or your first acorn squash, or your first really good tomato of the season, those are the moments that define the cook's year. I get more excited by that than anything else." -
Mario Batali

When I came home from vacation I was totally surprised at how much my veggie garden had grown. I had several huge cucumbers, one gigantic zucchini, a couple of peppers and about 9 baby cantaloupes that are fist size. My husband is eagerly awaiting the ripening of these bad boys. Last year I went with all heirloom tomatoes, this year I chose a mix. These are Jetsetter which the tag said are disease resistant. The plant is taller than my husband who is 6" 3"! Any day now right?

Back to the studio for me after over a week off. Of course I had the Headless Horseman on the brain again:) He's currently on Ebay.
The EHAG challenge for July is The Brother's Grimm. Hmmm... I'm thinking Hansel and Gretel maybe???


Sonia ;) said... green tomatoes....Glad your garden sprung. Have a great week..

Sonia ;)

Rosanne said...

I was going to mention fried green tomatoes too! That's the first thing that came to mind. I love this time of year.

Kathleen Coy said...

Wow, over 6 feet tall tomatoes?? Nice!

And I would love to see your rendition of Hansel and Gretel, Jen! :-)

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Nice! I too have lots of green tomatos...waiting for them to all turn red at the same time!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

After eating a "synthetic" tomato this weekend I too am eagerly awaiting the first real tomatoes of the season!!

Anonymous said...

Great looking tomatoes. We have a mix of tomatoes in our garden this year too.

Sarah said...

Oh lucky girl!!! We are about three weeks behind you..cold June. I just love that first veggie - yummy warm tomatoes - yup!!!
We composted the pumpkins and gourds from Halloween last year...guess what we have everywhere this summer???? I'm not sure..pumpkins or gourds - everywhere - whoo hoo!!!
Hugs, Sarah

Paint Girl said...

I am also waiting for my tomato's! I can't wait, nothing like fresh, out of the garden tomato's!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

They look absolutely delicious and what a mouthwatering surprise awaiting you homecoming.

Jennifer Rose said...

no big tomatoes here like yours, and the plants are less then 2 feet tall :p almost dwarf plants, or tomatoes for faeries :p

Split Rock Ranch said...

Lucky you - some fried green tomatoes for now and some nice ripe juicy sweet tomatoes later!

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Blackfeatherfarm said...

I love fried green tomatoes, and your new artworks too!