Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Homegrown tomatoes for breakfast

Nothing better.
Decent white bread, a little mayonaise, and a couple slices of a Brandywine tomato two minutes from the vine.


Makes me want to keep this picture for a screen saver...

And to accompany your meal, here are some folks singing about it
at the Northwest Folklife Fest 2006,
Jay Mary performing Home Grown Tomatoes:
UPDATE: if my link doesn't work on your system, the video easy to find here:

The song that says it all, written by Guy Clark (link here)

Ain't nothin' in the world that I like better
Than bacon & lettuce & homegrown tomatoes
Up in the mornin' out in the garden

Get you a ripe one don't get a hard one
Plant `em in the spring eat `em in the summer
All winter with out `em's a culinary bummer
I forget all about the sweatin' & diggin'
Everytime I go out & pick me a big one

Homegrown tomatoes homegrown tomatoes
What'd life be without homegrown tomatoes
Only two things that money can't buy
That's true love & homegrown tomatoes

You can go out to eat & that's for sure
But it's nothin' a homegrown tomato won't cure
Put `em in a salad, put `em in a stew
You can make your very own tomato juice
Eat `em with egss, eat `em with gravy
Eat `em with beans, pinto or navy
Put `em on the site put `em in the middle
Put a homegrown tomato on a hotcake griddle

If I's to change this life I lead
I'd be Johnny Tomato Seed
`Cause I know what this country needs
Homegrown tomatoes in every yard you see
When I die don't bury me
In a box in a cemetary
Out in the garden would be much better
I could be pushin' up homegrown tomatoes

1 comment:

Betsy, weeding at... said...

Just a note, if you click on the photo of the sandwich to enlarge it, you can see the key to the recipe ... look at the juiciness of the fresh tomato juice soaking into the white bread, MMM MMMM!