Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Unusual Counter Companions

Do you read The Amish Cook?  Lovina wrote in her last column that they just finished eating tomatoes she had ripening on their back porch. Our local newspaper carries her column. I read that last night and was reminded about our tomatoes which is why I took the photo.

We have tomatoes from our garden ripening on the kitchen counter next to our Advent Candles.  It is almost Christmas and we are still eating tomatoes from our garden.  Four of them are ready to eat with one still getting there. 

These tomatoes were all green when I brought them into the house.  They ripen slowly but are worth the wait.  Better than store tomatoes!  I didn't do anything special.  The green tomatoes started on a tray in our guest room simply because of space issues.  I brought them into the kitchen when there were only 20 or so left.  They are roma tomatoes.

Home grown tomatoes are on the menu for Christmas Eve Supper.


  1. Many years ago, John grew Romas and we had some with Thanksgiving dinner. Amazing that you will have some for Christmas Eve dinner! Enjoy! I'll have to check out her blog. Thanks.

  2. They look delicious! Anything from the garden is a gift from mother nature. Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family.............Julian

  3. Fresh Tomatoes in December. How wonderful....

    Merry Christmas...

  4. How cool! We just have one left, and it may need to be thrown away. My daughter kept remembering to eat the tomatoes that ripened on the counter, but some still needed to be thrown out. I'll have to check on the loner today, and eat it if it's not too late.

    Oh, and I love the clock your God children gave you!

    Merry Christmas!

  5. You kept them longer than me. I finished mine up a few weeks ago. I put mine in a paper bag so maybe that is why they did not last as long. It is a wonderful thing to be eating tomatoes from your garden in December!

    Merry Christmas to you!

  6. MMMM! Those will be delish! I found about 10 small tomatoes on the vines in my greenhouse last week. .Can't wait!!

  7. Loved this. I don't read Lovina's blog??? What is it called? (if you have time to answer).

    I am going to experiment with the tomato saver clay pots and wet sand that was featured in National Geographic Magazine. Did you happen to see them?

    Still picking tomatoes here, but the rain is beating them to the ground now.

    Joyous holidays to you,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  8. Wow, amazing to be still eating tomatoes that you've grown yourself, and yes, shop bought are nowhere near as tasty. Best wishes to you for Chrismas.

  9. Homegrown tomatoes for Christmas sounds wonderful! I wish I had brought some of my green tomatoes in this fall before they all froze...sigh, maybe next year.

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  10. ~Mildred
    Thanks for visiting. Merry Christmas.

    Thanks. They've all tasted wonderful so far. Merry Christmas.

    It's great. Merry Christmas.

    Thanks. Merry Christmas.

    I hope your last tomato is still good. Merry Christmas.

    My husband wants to save more next year. Merry Christmas.

    You're going to have tomatoes to start the new year. Merry Christmas.

    I haven't seen the tomao saver pots. They sound interesting. I'll watch your blog to see how they do. Merry Christmas.

    It's been nice to have them so long. Merry Christmas.

    There is always next year! Merry Christmas.


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