Friday Wisdom – Tomatoes

We’ve been going tomatoes in our garden. A few weeks ago we were showing them to the family and someone mentioned that we had a lot of tomato plants. We only have 75, that’s not too many. Heather has been harvesting daily and we’re getting 2-4 pounds a day. She’s also cooking and preserving them. I never knew there were so many different ways to cook a tomato. If you visit our home, you’re going home with tomatoes … seriously, no one leaves without a bag of tomatoes. And here is everything else I know about the humble tomato:

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad. Philosophy asks if a Bloody Mary counts as a fruit smoothie …

Actually I know a local tomato and vegetable farmer who’s business has gone into liquidation. He’s making smoothies now.

I rubbed some tomato ketchup in my eyes – in Heinz sight it wasn’t a good idea.

I was out in the tomato garden looking for caterpillar tracks. That’s when I got run over by a tank.

Did you hear about the tomato who was speeding on a motorcycle? He was trying to ketchup with the rest of the gang.

I still think the best smelling tomato is A Roma.

You can fix a broken tomato with tomato paste.

A tomato’s favorite dance is the Salsa!

Why did the tomato turn red? It saw the salad dressing.

I had a tomato working for me once, but he was doing such a bad job that I had to can him.

My wife told me to put ketchup on the grocery list – now I can’t read anything on the list.

I’ve been reading about competitive tomato gardening – a sport with really high stakes.

Sad news, the inventor if cell phone autocorrect died. The funnel will be held tomato.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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27 Responses to Friday Wisdom – Tomatoes

  1. “My wife told me to put ketchup on the grocery list – now I can’t read anything on the list.” That’s my favorite. BTW, yesterday Hubby FINALLY found the money in the freezer. He pulled it out and said, “What’s this?” I said, “It’s there because there’s nothing like the feel of cold, hard cash.” He smiled broadly and shook his head several times. He thought it was funny. πŸ™‚

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  2. β€œKnowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad. Philosophy asks if a Bloody Mary counts as a fruit smoothie …”
    And there we have it. πŸ€£πŸ’›

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  3. Dave says:

    “A Roma” – LOL. But I’ll go with a few others here and pick “ketchup on the list”.

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  4. kathy70 says:

    I only have 4 tomato plants in my small garden and I can’t imagine the work of 75 plants. My favorite had been for years to simply can the tomatoes. I make sure, at a minimum, I have 1 for each week of the next year put away. Then I have some for friends and family and some extra for myself. I may have a bad week and require a second tomato heavy meal. Then I like to dry them so I can have those bits of sun-dried to add to salads or whatever. Now you’ve taught me I will need an additional supply for those Bloody Mary Smoothies. I must start planning for next year.🀣

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  5. “Now I can’t read anything on the list” – HA! Thanks for the chuckles.

    Our tomatoes are just starting to produce, and already the kitchen counter is half full of them. And we only have 48 plants. Maybe as a public service announcement for all of us with too many tomatoes, you could do a post on all the ways to use tomatoes. πŸ˜‰

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  6. Hi Andrew, I like cooking with tomatoes and use the ext3nsively, but I don’t like them fresh in salad.

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  7. 75 plants?!? Goodness, and I thought we were inundated with tomatoes. We’ve been cooking, making sauce, and freezing ours and I’m a little tired of looking at them (but won’t think that this winter when we can use them out of the freezer). After more than our fair share of zucchini and summer squash from our garden, we finally called it quits and hubby pulled out all the plants. All that’s left in the garden now are tomato plants and pumpkins.

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  8. jfwknifton says:

    I very much enjoyed “ketchup on the grocery list”, but today’s best must be “the inventor if cell phone autocorrect died……”

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  9. On a serious note, my sister’s getting buried in tomatoes from her garden. Any live around Marion?

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  10. Debra says:

    If I hop in the car right now, could you put a nice basket of tomatoes out for me? πŸ™‚

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  11. SusanR says:

    I would LOVE to be your neighbor right now!

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