Here they are, the first tomatoes of the season. Sasha’s Altai, Prairie Fire and a couple of Galinas. The catalog copy is right — the Sasha’s Altai are delicious — I took one bite of my lunch this afternoon and thought, as I do every year, why would anyone eat a tomato out of season? I really mean it — I’d rather wait all year and eat delicious tomatoes for a few months, than eat those hard things from the store (canned tomatoes are a different matter altogether).
I didn’t really get my act together as far as basil goes — mine is only just coming in — but the summer savory is taking over the herb bed and a chopped up tomato with some salt, olive oil, summer savory and parsley on it was delicious.