Red, Ripe, and Delicious!

By on July 30, 2012

In my book, tomatoes are right up there with watermelon, corn-on-the-cob, and juicy peaches as my most anticipated summertime foods. So I was pretty happy when I checked on my lone tomato plant this morning and saw two ripe tomatoes looking back at me.

I don’t remember what variety they are. I guess I should pay more attention to that next year. I bought my little plant at Home Depot and planted it in an old crock that we bought at an estate sale many years ago. I think it’s very happy in its clean, contained home. There’s no weeds to choke it and no clay to stunt its growth … just enriched Miracle-Grow soil, plenty of sunshine, and a dependable water-er who loves tomatoes!

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Since I’ve been trying to eat healthier, I must admit I’m often stumped when mealtime rolls around. I eat a lot of eggs, a lot of fruit and uncooked veggies, almonds, shakes enriched with “green” powder, and a daily dose of whole-wheat bread or a biscotti or something to satisfy my carb quota. A purist I am not. Oh, and usually a few peanut M&Ms just because.

A fresh-from-the-vine, sun-ripened, home-grown tomato drizzled with pure virgin olive oil with a dash or salt and fresh ground pepper makes for one yummy, healthy lunch on a hot July afternoon, don’t you agree? It’s tops in my book!



Originally posted on Cottage and Creek.

About Lynn Minter

Finding herself suddenly single after the pre-mature death of her husband at age forty-six led Lynn Minter on a journey of self-discovery which, like many of us, she’s still on today. Determined to walk by faith and not fear, Lynn shares her adventures as a young(ish) widow and empty-nester on her lifestyle blog Cottage and Creek. She and her late husband renovated several homes and as a result, Lynn developed a penchant for decorating and design, as well as a “can do” attitude which has helped her update her current 1952 brick cottage perched on the bank of Ellicott Creek in Western New York. A lover of all things vintage, Lynn showcases her found treasures on her blog as well as in her two Etsy shops, Estate of Mind and Dress Your Drawers.

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Red, Ripe, and Delicious!