Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Here's What *Could* Happen if You Grow Tomatoes





It's altogether possible (but I'm not making any guarantees) that your six-year old daughter might visit the plants every single day to check on the progress of said tomatoes...

It's also possible (but again no promises) that when the tomatoes ripen, the same six-year old girl (who doesn't really even like tomatoes -- that is unless they are grape tomatoes and she's staarrving) will lovingly pluck them off the vine, carefully rinse them off and pat them dry and then gingerly place them in a bowl on the windowsill.

And that same girl just might also declare one evening during dinner that she would like to have tomatoes for dessert.

For. Dessert.

"You know", she'll say... "just sliced up, with a little salt on top."

And then she might eat them all...every. single. slice., so that you and your husband literally have to distract her so you can get just a teeny tiny sliver of homegrown tomato for yourself.

And then you might faint. I'm just sayin. It could happen.

22 comments:

  1. Great post. Love the photo of Millie. Adorable.

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  2. That's fantastic! I can't believe you have tomatoes already...oh Texas!!

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  3. Yay Audrey!!! That is so awesome.

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  4. I used to grow tomatoes with my father. I had lost that memory till your post brought it back. Thanks! (And today my father turns 70 and I have been married exactly 20 years!!!)

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  5. Love it! My kids are much more receptive to trying veggies from our own garden. It often tastes better than what you can get in the grocery store for one thing, but then there's that satisfaction of eating something that you helped grow.

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  6. happy anniversary Lauri! we'll have to call uncle bob tonight ;-)

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  7. I love that eccentricity children have - she doesn't like tomatoes but she must check their growth, and she must have them for dessert. We should all try to keep a bit of that oddness as we grow up. I am envious coming into winter here of those luscious looking tomatoes.

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  8. My six year old was sooooo excited to eat our first ripe tomato a couple years ago. Add some balsamic and she'd be doing somersaults.

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  9. I can attest to the fact that this might happen with a five-year-old boy and with a three-year-old girl too. And that a full year later they, the once-tomato-shunning-duo, will still gobble up fresh tomatoes like candy.

    If only spinach were so easy to grow with loving fondling...

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  10. My very favorite "dessert" growing up. Go Audrey.

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  11. It's also possible that you may not have to serve veggies at all as they will forage all day long in the garden as the urge strikes them... it's also possible that they will grow up with fond memories and green thumbs :)

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  12. That is wonderful :) lovely read, love how she wants tomatoes for dessert!

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  13. Each of my kids wanted to grow their own tomato plant this year, so they picked out which variety they wanted and we're waiting for tomatoes now. I hope they'll love them as much, because right now they aren't crazy about them. Fingers are crossed!

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  14. Wow! Those look delicious - I don't blame her!!

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  15. What a happy happy happy story. I can only dream...
    Anna
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  16. amazing amazing amazing. this is what it's all about!

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  17. There is something so great about a tomato fresh from the garden with some salt.

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  18. What a fabulous post! I am not a tomato fan at all, but your post makes me wish I was!

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  19. I love this post. I have a story about tomatoes on my blog that you might enjoy too! But your pictures are much cooler than mine.

    http://food4five.wordpress.com/2010/05/19/our-story-of-tomatoes/

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