Love at First Bite

No I am not turning into a vampire, I'm referring to the first bite of tomatoes from my garden this year. It's sort of a ritual of mine to eat the first tomato of the season straight from the vine, which I did tonight (the one in the foreground). Though I have a fair amount of tomatoes on the plants, the plants themselves aren't doing so well this year. Maybe I need to fertilize the soil next year. Anyhow, I had a delicious tomato, cucumber, onion, and basil sandwich for dinner tonight (on whole wheat bread and slathered with mayonnaise). It was delicious and extra satisfying knowing that most--but not all--of the ingredients grew a few feet from where they were consumed. For tomato recipes, click here.