Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cherokee Purple Tomatoes… YUM!


These tomatoes are not only beautiful, they’re delicious!

The plants are slow to produce fruit, and they don’t set lots of fruit, but they have been an enjoyable detour from my old standby – Homestead tomatoes. I must say, I’m happy to have them… remember this?


I’ve been enjoying them on grilled cheese sandwiches.


Grilled to perfection with a bit of butter in the skillet… sigh.

I know what I’m having for lunch!


Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh My those sandwiches look good. I know what I'm having for lunch Melissa...only I'll have to use regular Beefsteak tomatoes from the garden instead of your fancy Cherokee Purple tomatoes! I think it's going to be good anyway ;) I hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday....Maura :)

Rhetta @ On Raspberry Hill said...

Such beautiful tomatoes! Bet that sandwich was delicious. Yum!

Diane@Peaceful Acres said...

Your garden has done so well this year!!! It's so hard waiting while others in different zones are feasting!!

It's going to be an interesting garden year for me. I started and grew a variety of heirloom tomatoes that were all marked....that is until my son put down spent straw/manure. Then I couldn't find any of my markers. Then that pesky rat kept stealing all my sticks....he's building something, I'm sure. It's a good thing that all my tomatoes are different. I think the only "red" is the Brandywine if I even planted one! I should have yellow, pink, red, plum paste, and little yellow bells. The hybrids will be round and red so that will be a no brainer. Oh well, it's such a jungle now, I'll be lucky to be able to get in for picking. The plans of mice (rats) and men often go a-rye. Or my favorite..."man makes his plans but the Lord orders his steps."

inadvertent farmer said...

One of my very favorite tomatoes too...the are as beautiful as they are yummy! Kim