World, Meet Summer, at 6 oz and 5 inches Long

Look at that thing.

What IS that? Do you even know?

I heard these rather disturbing groans and moaning noises coming from the garden, so I walked out and found it giving birth to this HA-UGE orange tomato. They named it summer. Isn’t that sweet?

Seriously, the garden is going to have to take it easy big time after that one. Sheesh!

I’ll be sure and take gooood care of the sweet little darling.

I need friends.


What it took for 1:

* 1 piece of whole-grain toast

* 1/2 orange heirloom tomato (or whatever you have on hand)

* 1 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil

* 5 small basil leaves

* 1 pinch coarse salt

* couple of good grinds of black pepper

* fresh parmesan shavings

Layer it up, and shove into your face!

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10 Responses to World, Meet Summer, at 6 oz and 5 inches Long

  1. Kiran @ August 9, 2011 at 12:02 am #
    Love your food photography! I found your blog on TastyKitchen! Happy cooking :)
    • Bev Weidner August 9, 2011 at 12:16 pm #
      Well thank you so much Kiran! So great to meet you!
  2. Katie August 9, 2011 at 2:46 am #
    Your tomatoes are so gorgeous! How in the world did you get them to grow so dang well? We've planted them twice and gotten zero tomatoes twice. You should send me your green thumb so I can make baby tomatoes too.
  3. J. Davis August 9, 2011 at 1:32 pm #
    That is a monster tomato! But it looks like you did indeed take good care of Summer. What did you fix there to take care of her? It looks yummy.
    • Bev Weidner August 9, 2011 at 2:23 pm #
      Thanks! I sliced her up, placed her on toast, drizzled her with olive oil, sprinkled her with salt,pepper, fresh basil and parmesan, sang her a little song and shoved her in my face! Such good care.
  4. Lisa @ Life in Green August 9, 2011 at 2:22 pm #
    Ah, love me a big 'ol mater. Do you you know what variety it is? It's a beaut! Been loving your stuff over on Tasty Kitchen....had to come check it out!
  5. Lori @ RecipeGirl August 10, 2011 at 3:27 am #
    It's absolutely gorgeous- I love it! I'd add avocado and call it dinner!
    • Bev Weidner August 10, 2011 at 1:25 pm #
      Amen to THAT Lori!
  6. Terri @ that's some good cookin' August 10, 2011 at 6:35 am #
    Seriously? Could I be any more jealous? The farms and gardens here are so far behind that all I have harvested are three cherry tomatoes...and two weird squash that have grown as the offspring of last summer's garden mutually consenting squash plants. I'm almost afraid to eat them.
  7. rachelsdigestif September 25, 2011 at 5:08 am #
    This is perhaps my favorite way to enjoy tomatoes, too! Lovely photos.

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