Down on the Allotment

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tasty Summer Tomatoes!

Now this is a picture that will bring back happy memories when I look at it next February or March! I made a tomato salad this afternoon. The ingredients are the best of everything! Fresh picked tomatoes, extra virgin olive oyl, balsamic vinegar, buffalo mozzarella... needless to say it was divine! Just think of those long, long Winter months when all we have to eat here is crunchy, bland, tasteless, awful supermarket tomatoes. Enjoy them while you can!

19 Comments:

At 4:49 PM, Anonymous Rachael said...

We won't be eating supermarket tomatoes though will we - we'll be eating delicious home grown leeks, cabbage, celeriac and other seasonal delicacies!

 
At 5:04 PM, Blogger milka said...

Wow. Looks yummy. You made me so hungry that i must get up and get something to feed my stomach now..

 
At 8:28 PM, Blogger Rob said...

I hope you didn't eat that work of art Matron! I won't eat supermarket tomatoes because I find them tasteless.

 
At 8:30 PM, Blogger Peggy said...

Hi matron,it looks delicious and the colours make it tempting too, I think I spy an ingredient you did'nt mention, the basil which I would hazard a guess is also homegrown.

 
At 8:30 AM, Blogger Anna said...

Now that looks like the totally perfect lunch ~ the thought of those long fresh tomatoless months to come is rather bleak :(

 
At 8:34 AM, Blogger Magic Cochin said...

Gosh that looks so good!

I love tomatoes and mozzarella! And the combo is just as good if grilled and served on toast ;-)

Celia

 
At 10:04 AM, Blogger Jo said...

Looks delicious. I rarely buy supermarket tomatoes.

 
At 10:10 AM, Blogger Vegetable Heaven said...

You can't beat a mozarella and tomato salad. I'm salivating as I write!

 
At 10:19 AM, Blogger Vicki said...

Your blog is a bit of an inspiiration! I tried growing a few veggies for the first time this year and was super chuffed when I managed to grow courgette! Mind you, that's all I have managed so far!!

 
At 12:25 PM, Blogger Janet Cross said...

That's cruel, dangling such gorgeous looking food in front of people who can't quite taste it... Lovely looking toms, what varieties? I'm trying to pick what to grow next year.

 
At 2:29 PM, Anonymous kitsapFG said...

Brilliant looking tomato salad. We actually do not eat the supermarket tomatoes... just go into an extended period of time without tomatoes on the menu (other than preserved which is minimal this year since my tomato harvest was minimal). Saying goodbye to the tomato season is really a tough one as a result. We are still getting fresh tomatoes though from the ones I have pulled off the vine and which are ripening inside. Should get a few more weeks of fresh eating before the tomato season is officially closed for 2010.

 
At 8:10 PM, Anonymous Damo said...

Wow looks delicious Matron. No going back to supermarket after those!

 
At 8:27 PM, Blogger Matron said...

Janet - red ones are Dombito, the yellow are an American variety Golden Jubilee.

 
At 4:11 AM, Blogger Dan said...

That looks mouth watering!

 
At 3:22 AM, Blogger Wyatt said...

That looks so good! We have a few tomatoes...I'm going to go make that right now!!

 
At 9:22 AM, Blogger Esther Montgomery said...

Glad your tomatoes are tasty. Something odd has happened to ours and they aren't anywhere near as tasty as they have been in other years. Maybe the sun is coming at the wrong time. Don't know!

Esther

 
At 2:22 PM, Blogger Amy said...

Tomato, mozzarella and basil - a winning combination!

 
At 4:50 PM, Blogger Chicken lover said...

Lovely pic, you don't get the smell with shop bought either

Jane

 
At 5:15 PM, Blogger Shiny New Allotment Holder said...

Ach... that pesky blight means that this year I got very few fresh toms - lots of green tomato chutney to get through though instead!

 

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