Friday: meandering thoughts

It’s Friday again!  Wow, sometimes these weeks sure do fly on by.

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On Fridays when I get home from school, I have a semi-regular ritual in our garden during the spring and summer.  This year, we have ten (!) tomato plans growing outside.  Since, for some reason, they grow at a beastly rate in our soil, I try to remember to help them reach up and reach along on their ladder/trellis/whatever kind of support they have at least once a week.

By the way, when I say they’re growing fast, that’s a good thing: we’ll have fresh summer tomatoes ever sooner!

One of my favorite ways to eat sweet and freshly-picked tomatoes is to chop them up into cubes, mix them with cooked and drained spaghetti, lots of chopped basil, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste and then stick it in the refrigerator to serve it cold.  Delish!  I could eat bowls and bowls of this stuff.

My mouth is salivating right now just thinking about it.

Last summer, we were growing this one particular type of heirloom tomatoes.  MAN.  They were huge:

ginormous tomato

ginormous tomato

The little tomato on the left is a normal sized tomato that comes “on the vine” from the store. On the right? An absolute giant. And a delicious giant at that. I used that entire single tomato for a huge batch of my favorite cold pasta. It was more than enough.

I can’t wait for more!

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There’s not much else for me to say today, so here’s a picture I took of myself contemplating my navel:

pre-race day

Just kidding.

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