Early in the month of May, I went by Home Depot and picked up a tomato plant. I have never tried to grow anything before, so when I noticed one day that one of the tomatoes looked ready for picking, I was pretty excited. Everyday we look out back, and we keep count of how many tomatoes, jalapenos, and bell peppers are coming along.
The tomato was still green when I picked it, but I knew the size was the same as the tomato on the vine variety that I usually get at the store. In 2 days, we watched with delight as it turned this beautiful shade of red on our countertop.
So I prepared it my favorite way. Italian style. I sliced it with fresh mozzarella, julienned basil, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. I think it was the best tomato I've ever eaten. Oh yeah, the basil was from my back deck garden too! I love fresh herbs!