Would Love a Fresh Tomato

@CarolDM (59006)
Nashville, Tennessee
January 14, 2020 1:20pm CST
One thing I miss about the summer, probably the only thing, is fresh tomatoes. My neighbor grows them and always shares his harvest. Very kind of him. I have tried going tomatoes with no luck. He tells me not to bother, he always has plenty for many neighbors. He enjoys being out in the garden. He lost his wife over a year ago and is a little lost. Good when he can stay busy. Do you miss anything from the summer? Fresh tomatoes are the best, right! This photo is one of those tomatoes I sliced and ate with a little salt and pepper.
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
14 Jan
It is so nice of our neighbor to share those tomatoes. I am missing the flowers of summer.
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
14 Jan
Yes he is a very kind man. I miss the blooms too.
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• United States
14 Jan
I am missing the sun. I have not seen it in days.
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
14 Jan
@Writingghost We have had a few sunny days between the rain, overcast today.
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@thelme55 (30302)
• Germany
14 Jan
I love tomatoes. I can eat them like apples. I miss the beach last summer.
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
14 Jan
Me too, the fresh ones are in the summer here.
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@ExplorewtMe (1989)
• Nairobi, Kenya
14 Jan
Tomatoes are very good for eating. Looking very good.
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
14 Jan
Yes I love the fresh ones.
@mrki444 (7534)
• Osijek, Croatia (Hrvatska)
14 Jan
Last night I eat it in kebab.
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
14 Jan
Good for you!
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@mrki444 (7534)
• Osijek, Croatia (Hrvatska)
14 Jan
@CarolDM I would eat it more often but it is very expensive during winter.
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
14 Jan
@mrki444 We can't get fresh ones in the winter.
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@LowRiderX (11637)
• Serbia
15 Jan
@CarolDM I do not miss, because now you have to buy all here... otherwise, I prefer tomato than cucumber
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Jan
I like the fresh ones from the garden.
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@LowRiderX (11637)
• Serbia
17 Jan
@CarolDM Yes, homemade ones are healthier, they smell better ... and they are bought as plastic and tasteless
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
17 Jan
@LowRiderX Exactly.
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• United States
15 Jan
gardeners do love sharin' their produce with neighbors :) i think mine were a tad disappointed this past summer's the grasshopper won. i'd not e'en 'nough fer here 't the house. i miss all thingies from summer. vibrant colors, fresh fruits 'n veggies, flowers'n bloom 'n those 'dorable hummers who come to raise their young.
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Jan
Yes they are proud to do so. Those big grasshoppers get my blooms a lot of summers. Not so much this past year. I miss the hummers every day.
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• United States
16 Jan
@CarolDM 'tis a great feelin' to be able to share ones bounty :) we've not'd much'n the line 'f winters the past couple 'f years. not long 'nough cold'n a row i reckon to get the population 'f those lil darlin's down. i've fingers crossed fer this year. i find myself thumbin' through my pics 'f 'em, watchin' 4 awful videos i tried to take. longin' fer spring'n their return.
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@Spontaneo (6505)
• United States
15 Jan
While growing up back home, the men of the family always grew a huge garden. I can name almost any tomato. These days, if I get a tomato from the grocery store, just not the same and tastes yucky.
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Jan
We also had a garden each year. They taste fake from a store.
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@Spontaneo (6505)
• United States
15 Jan
@CarolDM Yep. I agree!
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@Hannihar (81485)
• Israel
15 Jan
@CarolDM Sorry about the tomatoes. I get tomatoes now in the store and use them in my salads I make. They are really good. I miss lemonade and ice cream from the summer. I only have those two in the summer.
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Jan
I love the fresh ones, so tasty.
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@Hannihar (81485)
• Israel
16 Jan
@CarolDM Yes, what I get is also very tasty.
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• United States
14 Jan
Not much to be honest.
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
14 Jan
I miss the butterflies.
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• United States
14 Jan
@CarolDM Yes you love those too
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@Lushlala (1456)
• Gaborone, Botswana
15 Jan
I love tomatoes but tend to go for cherry tomatoes. If it's regular ones, I love to have them with salt and pepper as well.
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Jan
I like both, the bigger ones are perfect for sandwiches.
• Japan
15 Jan
i have a special recipe about fresh tomatoes ! i can't tell you all secrets but i use olive oil on it after i cut them,, even cutting method changes the taste...
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Jan
Sounds good.
@BelleStarr (49989)
• United States
15 Jan
I have to say for me it is the same, tomatoes aren't worth eating the rest of the year but in summer they are to die for.
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Jan
Yes they are so good from a garden.
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@JudyEv (185939)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
Tomatoes fresh from the garden are awesome. I like them raw but on toast with salt and pepper.
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
14 Jan
Same here. I have eaten a ton of tomato sandwiches in my life. We always had them in our garden growing up.
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@wolfgirl569 (27123)
• Marion, Ohio
14 Jan
I miss the warm air.
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
14 Jan
I miss butterflies but not the warm.
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@JohnRoberts (100761)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Jan
I miss summer period and hate winter.
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
14 Jan
I like in between.
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@rakski (44739)
• Philippines
14 Jan
it is good of your neighbors to share their harvest
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
14 Jan
I agree with you.
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@maezee (39815)
• United States
14 Jan
Nice of him to share. I miss everything about summer, can’t narrow that down!
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
14 Jan
Yes he is very kind.
@Ronrybs (9934)
• London, England
14 Jan
I love toms and like to have several varieties to hand. I don't put salt on toms, which makes the odd one out in my family!
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
14 Jan
If the tomato is really ripe I don't need salt.
@111Cankovic (2161)
• Serbia
14 Jan
My main salad over the summer is tomatoes and onions with olive oil but no salt.
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
14 Jan
I need salt on my tomato.
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@LindaOHio (23411)
• United States
14 Jan
I miss the warmth (although this winter has been relatively warm) and definitely the longer days!
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
14 Jan
I love the longer days too.
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