If it’s August, it is tomato season. Corn, peppers, carrots, and beets, too, but tomatoes take center stage. Tomatoes make such a colorful display that they upstage every other vegetable. Almost anyone can grow tomatoes, so when I’m riding down the road, any road this time of the year, I come across mini veggie stands in front of houses. People put out a few tomatoes when they have more than they can eat and ask a few dollars for them. Tomatoes seem to be everywhere right now, but I remind myself to enjoy them because in a few weeks, they will disappear (well, the really good, fresh ones anyway) until next season.
Tomato salad, tomatoes and pasta, tomatoes and eggs…the bounty of August.