Tuesday, September 18, 2007

One Deep Breath-Recipe

southern style big boys~
pluck from the vine, slice thinly
sprinkle with sugar and salt

Every summer, my wonderful neighbor shares the bounty from his tomato patch. A couple of times a week, he crosses the street, large paper sack in hand, filled with tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers for me. He always has a pocket full of Magic and Molly's favorite biscuits as well. We have a nice chat, and then I slice up a plate of warm tomatoes, and sprinkle them with sugar and salt, just the way my grandma did. Yum :)

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Blogger Becca said...

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9/17/2007  
Blogger tumblewords said...

Wow! This is my kinda cooking! I love fresh tomatoes - love 'em! Nice photo and haiku...

9/17/2007  
Anonymous MissMeliss said...

I love - love- love tomatoes. These are lovely.

9/17/2007  
Blogger Greggo said...

i've never tried sugar on tomatoes, but it sounds like something i'd love!

9/17/2007  
Anonymous Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

My favorite recipe, minus the sugar, and those sure looked good.

9/17/2007  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

I love tomatoes, specially with fresh basil leaves! Never tried them with sugar!

9/18/2007  
Blogger Jo said...

I love fresh tomatoes too, I have them for lunch everyday with salt and olive oil. Love the haiku and the photo!

9/18/2007  
Anonymous Sandy said...

Where was your Grandmother from? My family in Oklahoma does the same with tomatoes. Nice haiku!

9/18/2007  
Anonymous bella said...

There is nothing sweeter than big, fat garden grown tomatoes. Yummy. And how nice that your neighbor brings treats for your dogs.

9/18/2007  
Anonymous Quietpaths said...

Oh, Yum. Fresh tomatoes are a wonderful gift.

9/18/2007  
Blogger Roswila said...

Oy, yoy, yoy! Each prompt response this week is a (sweet) torture. I.e., food I can't eat, for one reason or another. I love tomatoes this way, but I break out in hives. Thanks, though, for a lovely recipe and picture. :-)

9/18/2007  
Blogger Rae Trigg said...

Oh, wow. Now I really am hungry. I love fresh tomatoes. Wonderful haiku!

9/18/2007  
Blogger get zapped said...

Reminds me of childhood back East. All we needed was a salt shaker with our tomatoes! Those were the days ;)

9/18/2007  
Blogger Patois said...

Sugar? Hmmm. Haven't tried it like that. I, too, have a neighbor who trots over two or three times a week for several weeks, giving us delicious tomoatoes. Nice poem.

9/20/2007  
Blogger susanlavonne said...

mmmmmm....it's been yummy catching up on your writing again too :-)

10/01/2007  

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