I am blessed with a generous neighbor across the street from us who put in a garden and has encouraged us to come over any time to pick tomatoes.
The kids and I filled a stainless steel mixing bowl full of cherry tomatoes and within 3 days the bowl was empty. My kids eat cherry tomatoes like grapes- by the handful.
I like snacking on them too.
Fresh from the garden, they are like candy (you can't eat just one!)
The jalapeno peppers were picked for grins.
The kids dared each other to "taste" one, only to spit out their nibble and pant for water.
I think I was the most entertained! ha!
In my haste to grab the afore mentioned stainless steel bowl from a stack of bowls up in the kitchen cabinet, I lost my grip and the bottom bowl took one for the team.
I have broken many dishes, but never in a ying-yang pattern.
Normally they crack right in half.
I hated to stick these pieces in the trash, because they were so unusual,
but a photograph takes up less room.
Basil plants (for pesto!) thriving on my back deck
and garden fresh tomatoes, readily available, to go with.
It really doesn't get any better than that!
This was my lunch today.
Tri-colored spaghetti liberally topped with home made pesto,
shredded mozerella cheese and freshly chopped tomato.
I nearly licked the bowl.
What "makes" your summer?