Tomatoes: A taste of home

Photo of vegetable garden

I’m so glad to be visiting home again. Besides getting to spend time with family and friends, I get to enjoy the bounty of my parent’s garden.  My attempt to grow my own indoor garden this summer was less than successful…

Before

Photo basil plant

After

Photo basil plant -now

Now that I’m home, I look forward to going outside every morning to pick tomatoes for my breakfast. And lunch. And dinner.

Photo vegetable garden

My options include Sweet Million cherry tomatoes, Brandywines, Scarlet Reds, and Roma Plums –all equally delicious. I have to stop myself from eating them right off the bush.

Photo cherry tomatoesPhoto cherry tomatoesPhoto roma plum tomato

I usually grab a handful of basil as well.

Photo basil plant

I’ve added tomatoes to my eggs in the morning, and on salads for lunch.

Photo tomato salad

Juicy tomatoes are an essential ingredient to guacamole (recipe from a California-native below).

Photo guacamole

Or I eat them plain, perfect just as they are.

Photo cherry tomatoes

Becca’s Best Guacamole:

Please note, this will be the most popular item at your party. All ingredients are to excess, but some flexible guidelines below:

  • Avocados (as many ripe ones as you can find at the store)
  • Tomatoes (as many as you can pick from the garden)
  • Fresh-chopped garlic (approximately 2 cloves)
  • Lemon juice (squeezed from one lemon)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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