I was soooo excited when the first of the cherry tomatoes turned red in my garden. I had been watching over all the tomato plants...happy to see the beefsteaks, romas, early girls, and yellow boys getting bigger and bigger. The problem was, they just kept staying green! Then finally, one day, I went out there, watering, weeding, and glanced up to notice a little glint of red. It was a teeny cherry tomato! I think I squealed. Hi neighbors! That was back in late June...and ever since the cherry tomatoes have been blushing into ripeness every day! The other tomatoes are coming along quite nicely too...in fact...I'm going to can the first few jars tomorrow. Hubby just went in the garage and pulled down the giant waterbath canner. We are ready, tomatoes! But in the meantime, I can't can cherry tomatoes and I've had ooodles and oooodles of cherry tomatoes to pick...pop in my mouth fresh off the vine...toss into salads...snack on with ranch dressing...oh my...what was I going to do with all of them? What a great problem to have. Ahhh, I love summer.
|I grew my cherry tomatoes from seed back in March.|
I finally decided to try tossing these guys into some linguine. We loved it! I made this linguine with a little olive oil, butter, a splash of Italian dressing, the cherry tomatoes halved, and some steamed broccoli. Plenty of parmesan cheese and basil made it perfect. Two yums up.
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