A Tribute to my Garden Fresh Tomatoes …. til Next Year

If I HAD to choose only one vegetable to plant in my garden, {I would be very sad if this was a real scenario} BUT if it was for real and I did have to choose just one it would be a tomato for sure. I  L O V E homegrown, garden fresh tomatoes and I am so sad to see them go. Anyone else with me on this?

At the first of summer’s  tomato season I seriously ate 2, OK sometimes 3
Tomato Sandwiches a day. Seriously! Some days that is all I ate. They are so simple and good I can’t help myself. When my obsession did get under control and satisfied I did taper off to about 1 a day. I did get a few friends hooked on these as well and I have gotten a text or two cursing me at the amount of cheese and bread they have been going through.
Sorry – Not Sorry. 🙂 They are so good!


Here’s what you need

  1. Toast – 2 slices of Multi-Grain Bread
  2. Spread Mayo on toast
  3. Cheddar Cheese (pref. good sharp cheese)
  4. Garden tomatoes sliced
  5. Fresh Basil &/or basil essential oil

 Normally in all my past years of my tomato sandwich obsession it was just mayo, cheese and tomatoes – that simple, but oh so good. I’ve always loved it just like that. Until one day I was standing there eating my sandwich staring at the basil growing in my kitchen window and decided to throw some on my sandwich – Wow!
That was so good. I kind of surprised myself how much basil I felt I needed on my sandwich. Then using the fresh basil made me think to add my basil essential oil to my mayo on my next sandwich and that was so crazy good as well.    TIP – You only need 1-2 drops per CUP of mayonnaise – I  made that mistake of putting a couple drops right on my sandwich and that was crazy strong. I wouldn’t suggest that. 🙂

If you want to still give these a try without the prime garden tomatoes – I do feel Costco’s tomatoes usually are the closest thing to a decent tomato in the off season.

And of course you cannot beat Fresh Homemade Salsa


I like to puree a lot of the tomatoes, garlic, onion, jalapeno’s and fresh cilantro and then add more fresh chopped tomatoes for the perfect salsa.

I also grew the most perfect, sweetest orange cherry tomatoes I have ever had in my life. They were  Sun Sugar Tomato.  Add this to your planting list for your garden next year.

sun sugar cherry tomatoes

This is my tribute to my garden tomatoes –  saying I miss you already and I can’t wait to grow you and eat you again next summer!

Much Love & Wellness
XO – Amy