I mentioned earlier this summer that I carved out some space for a garden, and I am always thrilled to see those little seeds and plants grow and produce wonderfully delicious veggies. Ripe, freshly picked, warmed by the sun tomatoes are one of summer’s simple pleasures.
My little patch of garden goodness is growing up! So you can imagine my giddiness at my first pickings.
My grape tomatoes are growing like gang busters.
Although one of my plants is looking a little sad, and I'm not sure why. One year my garden at our old house suffered from tomato blight, which was just awful - my plants literally went from perky to pathetic overnight. This isn't the same thing, but I'm scratching my head as to why it's happening.
But, here is proof that I don't have a complete black thumb. Spontaneous basil growing in my garden. I thought it was a weed at first, and when I pulled it up, I was pleasantly surprised. Magic, because I didn't plant it!
But again, not sure why my leaves are looking spotty all of a sudden. Despite my basil good fortune, these leaves have me a wee bit worried.
So now that the veggies are coming in - you have to have recipes, right?
Is there anything more delicious than fresh garden tomatoes, basil and mozzarella? Add some balsamic vinegar, and it's a little slice of heaven!
Here's a link to some yummy looking tomato recipes. Yes, some more twists on tomatoes, basil and mozzarella, but lots of others too, like tomato tartlets and baked parmesan tomatoes.
So, are your gardens growing? Any favorite recipes to share? I have more recipes, but will have to wait until my crop yields more veggies first.