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Eat your heart out....
posted: October 19, 2006
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.
The desecrated version....
15 comments
laura October 19, 2006
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. King October 19, 2006
YESSS!!! I'm comin' over!!! I love me some tomato!!!
Edel Rodriguez October 19, 2006
Thanks DG, 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 Bakal October 19, 2006
Holy crap, Dave. What kind of tomato is it? Beefsteak?
Elwood H. Smith October 19, 2006
A real beauty. David, are you a fan of singer-songwriter, Guy Clark? If so, you'll know his song "Homegrown Tomatoes". If not, I'm pasting the lyrics below. Of course, you really should be reading them while the "Guy Clark: Keepers" CD is spinning, because the melody is DEElightful! -E The lyrics (hope this ain't copyright infringement): Homegrown Tomatoes 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 © Guy Clark
David Goldin October 19, 2006
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 Gothard October 19, 2006
Oh yeah...feta and onions and a killer tomato. Nirvana. There's room at my table for another DG. DG
David Goldin October 19, 2006
Thanks! And your welcome here DG. - DG
Rob Dunlavey October 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!
Leo October 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. Bon Profit!
David Flaherty October 19, 2006
Hmmm, looks like the inside of me brain. Is it heirloom species?
Marc Burckhardt October 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 Steinberg October 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 Gothard October 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! DG
Daniel Kraycik March 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!
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