Happiness is…

…eating a warm, ripe cherry tomato right off one’s own vine. The flavor is incomparable! And the sense of satisfaction is right up there, too.

Best eaten in the evening, when the air has finally cooled but the tomatoes are still holding the day’s warmth. Pick one, dust it off on your shirt, put it in your mouth, and…POP!

(Friends still living on the cool, foggy Oregon coast can click to enjealousate.)

cherry tomatoes


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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8 Responses to Happiness is…

  1. karmami says:

    I know exactly what you mean..taste so good and even better because you planted them and there is a sense of accomplishment and pride to go along with the taste

  2. Mormonator says:

    Those look fantastic. Best tomatoes evet consumed are fresh from the vine. Had best toasted tomato and mayo sandwich of my life so good I remember it was 1994. That good.

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  3. Power Wench says:

    Pah! OK, on the cool, foggy Oregon coast we will be waiting a while yet for our tomatoes to ripen BUT while we wait we are harvesting snap peas, tender new lettuces, new cabbages, broccoli, kohlrabies, potatoes, baby beets, fennel, baby leeks, strawberries, raspberries, many kinds of herbs… Eat your tomatoes and think how tasty they would be in a salad of crisp, fresh lettuce!

    • Lisa Shaw says:

      Aaaand, Power Wench wins the garden contest this round! She’s got you far outnumbered, OEx. 😉

      • oregon expat says:

        I have seen, and reverently eaten from, Power Wench’s garden. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the central Oregon coast. I wouldn’t dream of competing with her, except in the single matter of superior amounts of tomato-ripening sunshine.

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