Hail To The Greek (Freak, That Is…)

Yesterday was the big day.

I plucked the Greek Freak from the branches that it’s called home for the last two months.  It didn’t look like it was quite ready yet, as it still had a bit of orange around the top, but there were other areas that were starting to develop black spots, so it was then or never.  Overall, the whole roof is starting to wind down and I’m pretty sure that any unripe produce up there is going to be wasted before it has a chance to fully ripen, but here’s hoping I’m wrong.

For this momentous occasion, we changed our meal plan to accommodate the tomato.  The Everyman happens to love toasted tomato sandwiches from his childhood, so I whipped out the bread maker and set a quick loaf of white bread to bake.

An hour later the bread was steaming, the bacon was cooked, and the tomato was itching to be sliced.  I weighed it on my kitchen scale and was not surprised; it came in at 1 pound 4.5 ounces.  With a little slather of my homemade butter and some salt and pepper, the sandwich was ready to be eaten.

Oh, was it ever!  It was the perfect combination to showcase the absolutely amazing flavor of this delicious beast.  If I wasn’t a believer before, I certainly am now.  It was such a good sandwich that we each indulged in two.  The only thing that made it better was knowing that the other Greek Freak plant has 6 more tomatoes on it that are already turning red too, so more sandwiches are in store before the month is over.

[Delicious food sigh]

Enjoy the pictures of the scene before the carnage!

Until next time…


2 Responses to “Hail To The Greek (Freak, That Is…)”

  1. [...] harvest out of these plants, and every time he reminds me how I finally had to tear the “Greek Freak” tomato plant out of the pot in November last year, as it continued to produce globular, [...]

  2. [...] up about it said they typically grow 2-3 pound specimens, which is somewhat reminiscent of the Greek freak.  As some of you might know, I am captivated by all things tiny and adorable (hence my love of [...]

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