For the love of tomatoes!

Summer has come and we are quickly sliding into the next season. It’s been great feeling the hot rays of sunshine during the daytime. Even more pleasant has been the evenings where we could sit outside and enjoy the pleasant warm night-time temperatures. Yes, warm temperatures and just enough rain to keep everyone happy.

It’s been a good season for the garden too. Take a look at our tomatoes grown in our backyard.


red tom 2014

This wonderful crop is a first for us. We are often troubled with blight on the tomato plants especially if we have plenty of the liquid sunshine. But not this year.

tom sandwich

Tomato sandwiches have always been a favourite of mine. Thinking back to when I was young, I recall 5 gallon pails of tomatoes coming from my parents’ garden at least once a week for the whole month of August.  As kids, it was our job to blanch them, peel them, chop them and even help cook them in the pressure cooker. With mom’s help, we made preserves and stored them in the root cellar and enjoyed them during the cold winter season.

So needless to say, we are pretty happy that we finally grew our own tomatoes in our yard.

But here’s a funny thing that happened just yesterday regarding tomatoes.

A friend of mine phoned up around 7pm last night and asked if I would like some tomatoes.  Well, we love tomatoes so of course I said yes.  When we got to his place, he gave us a 5 gallon pail of his heritage tomatoes!

cliff toms  Oh, no!  It’s back in time for me……the blanching, the peeling, the chopping.  Oh but how we love tomatoes!

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