Sunday, June 19, 2005

The American Tomato Torture

Green tomatoes are diabolical, truly the work of the Devil. For weeks, they hang on the vine, mocking me with their greenness, teasing, promising juicy redness that never comes. Cussing at them doesn't seem to help, but I don't know what else to do, and I'm just not the most patient guy around.

On a much more positive note, I am picking squash, cucumbers, pole beans, and jalapenos. Good eatin'! The first ear of corn will be ready within days, and the okra has its first blossom, with many more fixing to open ("fixing to" is Southern for "getting ready to"). Lima beans are just starting to form pods, and sweet potato vines are running wild underneath everything else. Living much, you might call it.

Hooray for gardens! Hooray for green, yellow, red, and orange: the colors of summer, the colors of life. Living well does not have to cost a lot, just look for the simple things that make the difference and remember: quality is much more important than quantity.


At 9:35 AM, Blogger Xuxa said...

You need to learn to cook and love fried green tomatoes. Then you'll be cussing them for turning red!

At 3:05 PM, Blogger Carter said...

I've never been fond of fried green tomatoes. Must have some Yankee blood somewhere. :-)

Green tomato salsa might be on option, though.


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