First Tomatoes!

Second in my Food Under Flash series is the first crop of tomatoes we harvested this summer. Since August 12, we have picked some 10 lb. of tomatoes, and at least another 15-20 lbs. await ripening and picking (both are conservative estimates). I love tomatoes, both raw and cooked.

First Tomatoes!

there really are yellow tomatoes. even orange ones exist, if your supermarket carries them.
f/11, 1/60, 100mm macro lens, ISO 400, bounce flash

Tanginess aside, they have a certain je ne sais crois taste. Although, ever since I discovered that they possess 7,000 more genes than humans (thank you, NatGeo), I wonder if I should stop eating them and start making contact with this higher and more intelligent lifeform instead. 🙂


28 thoughts on “First Tomatoes!

  1. What a beautiful photograph! I love tomatoes too. We don’t have enough to can this year, I don’t think. But we just invented a recipe that uses 4 cups of chopped tomatoes, so that may be why we’re running low!

    Weird and interesting fact about the genes.

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    • thank you, Nicci! we’ve been giving away our tomatoes instead, but I would love to hear about your recipe for them … is it tomato pie? 🙂

      PS. I wouldn’t be surprised if they have a three-digit IQ! 😉


  2. I’m with you – love tomatoes. We have been indulging in heirlooms from our local farmer’s market. We thought about growing some, but we would be in a constant battle with the birds, raccoons, and deer.

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    • we are growing the heirlooms, too! we don’t have problems with deer. we do have raccoons, birds, and squirrels indulging in the “fruits of our labour”, but most leave the toms alone. the same can’t be said for the cherries, plums, apples, and blueberries, though. 🙂


  3. LOL! Higher life form, indeed! We’ve grown yellow and orange varieties, too. I think they’re supposed to be less acidic. There are also white and purple/black ones but we think they look awful (as though frost-bitten or blighted) from the catalog photos so we’ve not grown those before.

    I hope you’ll try canning some!

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    • 🙂 🙂 🙂 the yellow ones (any size) are definitely less acidic and tangier tasting. I saw the white and purple ones at the VanDusen Botanical Garden a couple of years ago (in addition to some other interesting coloured veggies and fruits, but couldn’t find any seeds in the local nurseries).

      we have gotten toms with RB (rotten bottom 🙂 ), but much less than in previous years. it may be because we don’t grow these in the ground, but in pots. 🙂

      we may have to can some! although a salad (or three) a day certainly doesn’t hurt! 🙂

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