time lapse photography, garden-to-table edition

Corn and tomato salad:
tomatoes (our gardenette)
corn (Ontario)
lime juice

Friends over for dinner and baseball tonight. The menu is a little slice of summer:
- grilled lime-garlic-marinated chicken, local/organic/ethically raised from Beretta Farms,
- corn and tomato salad, see above,
- grilled asparagus, local... if you're Peruvian,
- sourdough bread, Whole Foods,
- pineapple/strawberries/cantaloupe/nectarines,
- and of course plenty of Ontario wine.

Our first gardening experience has left us completely amazed. We never thought these plants would grow so huge or yield so many tomatoes. We're keeping track of how many tomatoes we pick. (I know this would normally be done by the pound, but we have nothing to weigh them on, so we're just counting.) We've picked 35 so far, and there's a few dozen still on the vine.


johngoldfine said...

Aww, dammit, now I'm jealous. So far I've only picked two tomatoes (but lots of cherry tomatoes....) Plenty of other stuff in Swanville right now though: corn, potatoes, broccoli, eggplant, blueberries, blackberries, even some artichokes.

But dinner at your house sounds very sane, responsible, tasty, and, uh, tomatoey too.

laura k said...

A serious gardener like you, jealous of my two tomato plants? It can't be. :)

Your harvest sounds amazing.

johngoldfine said...

You don't get to be a serious gardener without the green imp of envy sitting on your shoulder, whispering in your ear, driving you on and on....


Really--dozens of tomatoes from just two plants is impressive.

allan said...

The stalks on these things are much bigger than I expected. Clearly, two plants were plenty for our little space.

laura k said...

Really--dozens of tomatoes from just two plants is impressive.

Thank you, but I can't take any credit for it. All I did was buy the little plants, plant them, then water them daily and fertilize every two weeks. The tomatoes did all the work.