Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summer's Simple Pleasures - One of my Favorite Things

When the first tomato comes off the vine, I get dibs - no questions asked!  I know many of you down South have already harvested your tomatoes.  Mine are just starting.  One of my favorite things that I look forward to each summer is a simple tomato sandwich.

We are famous here in Jersey for our tomatoes and corn.  After eating all those cardboard tomatoes throughout the winter, this is a real treat!

Just sliced tomatoes, salt and pepper, a little bit of mayo on toast.  I'm a happy camper!

Happy Summer :o)


  1. Oh yea! Only I keep it white bread-yummy:@)

  2. One thing about being the gardener--I can eat the first tomato and no one ever knows!

    Your tomato sandwich, drool by the way, reminds me of my grandma's tomato salad. Home grown tomatoes, salt, pepper, a dab of mayo. Simple & perfection.

    Enjoy those beautiful tomatoes!

  3. I'm with you on the tomato sandwich, maybe even the mayonnaise. But have you tried tomato and peanut butter and lettuce? My childhood favorite!

  4. Oh Patti, I truly believe we are soul sisters! I have eaten 4, yes 4 simple tomato sandwiches in the last 2 days! I was thinking that I'd have another one tomorrow and then I realized that my parents (where I'm visiting) are out of bread (gee, I wonder why!!! --- they must have mice!).

    The simple things to eat and prepare, when fresh and seasonal are the BEST!


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