And Now… the Moment We’ve All Been Waiting For…

25 Aug

It’s August and tomatoes are in. Recently we’ve been having to use buckets to get them all into the house. We’ve smashed our annual target with our bountiful crop. While we realize that tomatoes are a mainstream backyard veggie (okay, fruit), who can say no to a big luscious Brandywine?Image

A weeks worth of tomatoes takes up our kitchen counter

This year we planted three different varieties of tomatoes- all of them heirloom: Moneymaker, Pineapple, and Brandywine.

The moneymaker has the basic tomato appearance- round, red, and sizes ranging from golf ball to tennis ball. It has a great flavor and is very prolific.Image

The Brandywine is our favorite. Its knarled shape may be a bit off-putting, but its amazing flavor makes up for any aestetic irregularities and puts it on top of our list.Image

Pineapple is a newbie to our garden. Its friut are yellow and blush to pink around the edges and on the bottom. It has a sweet flavor and looks great on pizza and in salads.Image

Here is a pizza that I made with tomatoes from the garden. Most of it got eaten before I managed to snap a pic.

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A daily harvest from the garden

One Response to “And Now… the Moment We’ve All Been Waiting For…”

  1. Andy Lee Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    Hey guys! It was great to visit the house the other day and get the garden tour, (complete with chickens) from your mom. I cooked the beans for lunch today and am looking forward to the tomatoes with some salt and olive oil!

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