Thursday, August 4, 2011
Hand-Me-Down Heirloom Tomatoes!
Anyways, this past spring Dawn and I had one of our old lady days. The day, in our older age, consists of having tea, scones and lunch at a lovely old lady tea farmhouse in Northborough, MA called Special Teas. After that, I really wanted to go to one of the local farms out in Marlborough (or vicinity) to get some plants for my new garden. When I saw the rows and rows of tomatoes they had I almost peed myself. Then when I saw how many varieties of heirloom tomatoes they had I actually did pee myself! I told the staff that was helping me that I don't want to waste my time or theirs on the reds, just take me to the heirlooms, and on we went!
"Green zebra? Its green when ripe, and very neat to look at!'" - YES!
"Pink so and so? (cant remember). These are the best tasting" - YES! (could be pink brandywine)
"Yellow cherry tomatoes? VERY flavorful" - YES!
"Old German.." - YES! (I cut them off mid sentence as this one is the prettiest)
"Purple cherokee" - YES!
So basically, I got everything I hoped for and more and I am sure being blessed with globes of color popping up in my garden each day. The cherry tomatoes are the most abundant, and I've already gotten a few pink ones and I think 2 purple (which are actually a brownish red the sliced one in the pic!), and 2 green ones, which when ripe, remain green but their stripes are yellowish!
We recently just had a big rainfall, which means tomatoes and more tomatoes! I came home from work today and picked even more cherries and about 3 more larger ones. I remembered one thing, I had mozzarella in the fridge! What a perfect pair, tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil and fresh basil (also from the garden).