Tomatoes. I love them. Which is why I planted 30 little seedlings around the garden. And another 70 odd plants at a friends farm. We had a dream. To bottle all our tomatoes for sauce. Have a big sauce cook off, a Tomato Day, a bit of tintarella di luna in the back yard.
Well, the weather had different ideas. A generally mild summer has meant that that it's been a pretty bad year for the tomato. And this here precious golden orb is the very first one we picked today. Here's hoping for a warm mild autumn, otherwise, it's green tomato pickle all round. Which doesn't have the same la bella vita ring about it really. Never mind, there's always next year.
But the taste of that little cherry tom? Magico!