There you are, my lovelies

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by Amy Flanigan on August 20, 2009 · 20 comments

I waited so long. But here you are. Finally.

And what could be more delicious than a fresh tomato from my garden? Fresh basil from my garden, too. On top of bread, with mozzarella, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. So simple. So good.

“But, Amy, I don’t have access to your garden,” you say. “And I don’t have my own.” Whimper, whimper. Well, all is not lost. You can always go to your local farmer’s market. It’s a close second.

eat you tomato
eat you eat you yes eat you
you are so yummy

big red reddiness
round and delicious you know
delicious round orb

Can you comment in haiku? Come on! It’ll be fun.


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kim August 23, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Da perfect combo!

What is not to love?
Red, white and green together.
All joined in my mouth. :)


nora@ffr August 23, 2009 at 7:43 am

stunning!! fantastic!!


Amy August 22, 2009 at 2:30 pm



Natashya August 22, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Tomatoes and wine.
Basil and mozzarella.
French bread and more wine.

Nothing is better.
Than garden-fresh fare. Sunshine.
And, of course, more wine.


food-4tots August 22, 2009 at 11:55 am

Sooooo jealous looking at your fresh garden green! My son is a tomato lover.


Rebecca (Foodie With Family) August 21, 2009 at 8:08 pm

I apologize.
My children read the haikus.
Three hate tomatoes.


Rebecca (Foodie With Family) August 21, 2009 at 7:44 pm

I am Rebecca.
Melissa identified me.
Haikus define me.

Red, round, juicy fruit
That four of my kids think foul.
I sneak you in food.

They don’t realize
Spaghetti, pizza, et al
Die without your charms.


Jude August 21, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Roma tomatoes
Tiny, but finally mine!
In my mouth, all gone


Mike August 21, 2009 at 9:11 am

Oh, you tomato lovers… Tom Robbins would be proud of you.


Sharon August 21, 2009 at 10:03 am

They flavor my mouth
Sweet like candy from nature
I want some right now!

Beautiful round red
Now to start a garden small
What delights in store


Natasha - 5 Star Foodie August 21, 2009 at 9:40 am

There’s nothing better in the summer than tomatoes from your own garden! These are gorgeous!


Kathleen August 21, 2009 at 9:03 am

I wait patiently
flower…fruit…finally ripe!
worth it every time


daphne August 21, 2009 at 5:28 am

oh man, that looks sooo BRIGHT RED And cheery. We had a cherry tomato plant one and it fruit two beauties before the plant dies.. envy envy!


John August 20, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Deep red full bodied
Is this some kind of red wine
Tomato paired well


Jan August 20, 2009 at 1:00 pm

tomatoes were made for mozzarella…..and basil….yeah…a nice crusty French bread…and oh yes….vino..!!!!!!


Melissa August 20, 2009 at 12:12 pm

You and my friend Rebecca really should get to know one another. One of my favorite people, talk to her almost daily. Both you crazy nerds asking people to leave comments in haiku…

I need more tomatoes. Time to hit up my coworker!


Helen August 20, 2009 at 9:36 am

Sweet and juicy fruit
The luscious seeds, meat, and skin
You drip off my lips

Tomatoes yummy!
Gone ever too soon, you are
From my great garden


Cheryl August 20, 2009 at 7:17 am

I remember having to write haikus in college. I was never good at it. But you’re challenging us non-creatives!! I’ll have to think about it and come back. For now I’ll just say your tomatoes are gorgeous.


Joanne August 20, 2009 at 7:00 am

Childhood memories
Recall this dish to my mind.
Dreamlike quality.

All the more lovely
When the fruits of your labor
Are enjoyed as such.


Paul August 20, 2009 at 6:36 am

There you are, lovely.
Get under Amy’s knife. Now.
And be delicious.

On a hamburger
Or solitary, with salt.
Either way is great.

Those juicy innards,
Pick the seeds out of my teeth,
Obey the crimson!

And I am spent….


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