Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Nightshade madness

Behold—Nightshade Solanum lycopersicum, or what is more commonly known as the popular backyard tomato plant. This time of year I can pick a bucket of tomatoes like this about every two to three days. Too much all at once—it's utter madness! To me the smaller tomatoes are like precious jewels—rubies, emeralds, and  yellow diamonds.

These "plate paintings" were created after eating one of the juiciest BLT sandwiches ever, made with one of my Brandywine tomatoes. Enjoyed only a few times in summer, these BLTs are truly a seasonal experience. Oh how I'll pine for these home-grown tomatoes on snowy winter days.

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