I have a small inner city place, equipped with a rather spacially restricted balcony. The latest obsession is filling this space with green delight and this blog is intended to bear witness to my feeble green thumb attempts.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tomatoes, tomatoes tomatoes!!! Everyone is posting about them. Little balls of coloured yumminess are springing up in everyones' gardens and being placed in various culinary styles on plates across the places experiencing Summer.
Amira's were a long time coming, but the redness of the Romas is certainly present in this post.
Carol at May Dreams Gardens, whose full sized tomatoes are a little slow in emerging is at least writing about them, and will get them soon, I am sure. And at least she is getting some cherry tomatoes
Hanna's tomato tastings are delayed too, sounds like some of you have some tough weather over in the other hemisphere. But one day they will be here and again I'll be reminded that many of you are enjoying the goodness of summer's divine little homegrown red fruits (and yellow and green and purple and orange and ...)
Even food blogs are not leaving me alone, with mouth watering temptations like this post on heirloom tomatoes at Seasaltwithfood.
Are there any I missed? If so post links in the comments.
But here in Southern Australia we are wallowing in Winter. Ok so 15 degree relatively sunny days are not too hard to deal with, and most would call them a pleasant day, but there have been some morning frosts and the heater has been getting a bit of a work out in the evenings. And it is not that I don't have tomatoes, yellow, red and orange cherry tomatoes are in abundance at the markets. But it is just not the same. The winter indoor tomato experiment is toddling along nicely (refer to the picture above), but I am not a very patient person and all those blog stories of tomatoes make me want my own home grown ones now! Keep up the pictures of the tomatoes at all costs please fellow bloggers, I beg of you as they give me the fix I so sorely need. Is there a tomatoaholics anonymous anywhere in Melbourne? If so, please point me in its general direction, with a black russian or mortgage lifter in hand for good measure.