No, that's not a little person's hand. It's just a big freakin tomato!!...
What has this to do with art? I dunno, but it's my creation, and it's big and beautiful, and heart shaped, and colorful, and juicy, and tasty, and it was grown with tender lovin care. And I've been waitin on this since the first frost. Every day I check the progress of the color red as it slowy transforms from green on my windowsill. Today, my lunch was ceremonial as I sliced a wedge so big, it dwarfed my burger. So if you are among those that have little interest in some other guys tomatoes, I say.....it's the simple rewards in life that make MY day.
that is a huge ass tomato! congrats :) used to grow tomatoes back at the homestead, but there's no way i'm growin 'em in good old new chemical city. bon appetit!
J.D. KingOctober 19, 2006
I'm comin' over!!!
I love me some tomato!!!
Edel RodriguezOctober 19, 2006
I like non art posts about vegetables. I can visualize the GOTHARD grabbing a sharp knife and cutting into that thing. This enriches my knowledge of your work exponentially. The Skellz man grows tomatoes, I mean, who knew? Thanks.
Scott BakalOctober 19, 2006
Holy crap, Dave. What kind of tomato is it? Beefsteak?
We grew some like that in our garden- but we ate them all. I'll be over in a little while. I'll bring the Feta. Mmmmm.
David GothardOctober 19, 2006
Oh yeah...feta and onions and a killer tomato. Nirvana.
There's room at my table for another DG.
David GoldinOctober 19, 2006
Thanks! And your welcome here DG.
Rob DunlaveyOctober 19, 2006
Elwood, Guy Clark is a really great, under-rated musician. I love that whole album: Texas Cookin'
Years ago I saw him in Arlington, MA on a double bill with Tom Paxton. That was pretty schizophrenic! He stuck to his guns and most of the crowd couldn't figure him out!
LeoOctober 19, 2006
Ah, mother nature!
I should've taken a picture from my daughter Sofía's tomato plant. She got three tomatoes growing together as one gigantic thing. three stems and all. really funny looking but yummy!
Here's a recipe for Catalan Bread (Pa amb tomaquet)
cut some french bread horizontally and toast it lightly.
cut a clover of garlic and rub it on the bread.
cut a tomato in half and as you squeeze it rub it on the bread.
drip generously some olive oil and sprinkle some salt.
That's it! You can eat it like that or with some thin slices of manchego and a glass of red wine.
David FlahertyOctober 19, 2006
Hmmm, looks like the inside of me brain. Is it heirloom species?
Marc BurckhardtOctober 19, 2006
Wow - that's a big tomato! Looks like an heirloom to me, too. Give me any tips you have, as Janice & I about to till our new, expanded garden bed.
James SteinbergOctober 20, 2006
Hey,Dave, I bet you never thought you'd get this much interest in your tomato. Thanks for posting them. You should be proud.
David GothardOctober 20, 2006
Hey James...you are right. But I was so proud of my mutant offspring, and so post, I must.
Scott: dunno what variety I planted since a friend of mine supplied the seedlings.
Marc: lots o' compost. Don't discard anything organic. Get a composter and start converting everything to rich soil. It breaks down quickly.
Leo: Thanks for the recipe. I'll serve that this weekend, save the red wine. Can't touch the stuff...instant migraine.
Elwood, ol pal: I learned of Guy Clark's music through Lyle Lovett. Great song! Thanks!
Daniel KraycikMarch 23, 2009
I know it seems odd to be commenting on a tomato long forgotten, but I couldn't help seeing the key in the center of the heart. Cheers David, your still one of my heroes!