September 27, 2010 § Leave a comment
The smell of dewy tomato leaves is one of my favorite scents. It is fresh, earthy, intoxicating. During the blessed months of summer I can spend endless hours in the corner of my garden dedicated to colorful tomatoes inhaling the most gratifying smell on Earth. My favorite this summer: Purple Cherokee. No, Green Zebra. It is unfair to pick favorites.
Unfortunately for produce, the better you are, the quicker you will be attacked. This summer my colorful tomatos met their delicious death in the form of fresh tomato and grilled corn salads, classic caprese salads, toasty tomato sandwiches, rich sun dried cherry tomatoes, and most recently a tomato potato gratin perfect for the autumnal equinox.