Have you ever smelled a fresh tomato plucked that day from somebody’s garden? It smells earthy, and tastes heavenly. You can’t really buy tomatoes in the store that have that aroma. There’s definitely something different about greenhouse produce. I grew up eating goodness from my mom’s garden. A handful of fresh cherry tomatoes with a sprig of fresh mint was the perfect afternoon snack. I crave those tastes and smells sometimes.
Well I’m not sure why, but I found some tomatoes in Ralphs this week that had that same fresh appeal. They almost tasted like mom’s tomatoes.
I squealed and said “Irving, smell this!” He looked at me weird, but it’s the little things in life that make me happy.
Paired with some freshly sliced pickles…
And you’ve got the makin’s for a fantastic homemade burger. (On a fresh whole wheat roll, no less).
I love summer. Bring on the tomatoes!