Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Creative Challenge ~ 45 ~ Oh How I Miss It!

Tomatoes 2

 

 

 

Oh How I Miss It.

 

 

Eaten fresh from the vine

Red and fleshy, so divine

Sliced thinly on my bread

Add some onion, enough said

Lasagne! Delicious spaghetti bolognaise

I enjoyed them all and gave my praise

Fresh warm pies with dead horse too

A delicious combo, was nice also, with my stew

Chutney’s, pickles, preserves, All!

But! A Bloody Mary, was my downfall

Red blotches, itches a scratching mess

I found it difficult, I must confess

To leave tomatoes off my shopping list

Now I have no choice other than, to resist!

You see after all those years of stuffing them in

The only place I can stuff them now, is in the compost bin.

The humble Tomato, red juicy, divine

Oh how I miss it, wish it were mine!

 

 

Milli 2009

 

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45 comments:

  1. In Aussie slang it is sauce. A pie and dead horse would be a pie and sauce LOL.

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  2. Millie... your writing makes me believe you must be a very good cook and enjoy spending endless hours in the kitchen... Great writing by a Great Lady!

    Thanks for the visit and comment on mine.

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  3. Most lushious........... See you got the dead horse right.............are you by chance an Aussie?

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  4. I am a definite Aussie species LOL Thanks so much.

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  5. How I enjoyed reading this...Do you cook and bake a lot? I love tomato's

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  6. Can I get a plate?....lol I have my salt shaker ready ......well done

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  7. Here Roy take my tomatoes and enjoy!!!

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  8. I can cook Belita. Pretty well actually if I say so myself LOL. Have a lovely night/day Great Lady yourself.

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  9. Great to meet a fellow Aussie here Christene.

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  10. I used a lot but nowadays only on occasions. I am happy to share my tomatoes with you too Toni.

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  11. Sur please pick anything from the extensive tomato recipes or better still take a fresh one from the plate and salt it up to your own delight..LOL Thanks.

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  12. Such a cute poem. I love it and I love tomatoes too.

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  13. oh no! I hope this doesn't happen to me...what about the dead horse? what is that?

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  14. :).. Such a lovely tribute to tomatoes. oh wait, now they go to the compost bin? I must confess, I cant cook without tomatoes, they are a constant in most any dish I make.

    (just read through the comments)Now the Dead Horse makes sense. Are you allergic to tomatoes?

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  15. Absolutely Allergic Rashmi and I ate them for years and never knew they were one of my allergies. Goes to show. I used them in cooking too. I still serve thm to others though just don't eat them myself.

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  16. Aussie slang for Sauce Danette....

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  17. You came the closest anyone has ever come to making me like a tomato except in sauce

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  18. you have no idea how much I love to pick one off the vine on a summer day and bite into it

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  19. Yum , today I was looking at tomatoes to see which ones I wanted to plant , this is beautifully written and I am dying to make recipes with those tomatoes !!!

    http://sharonl344.multiply.com/journal/item/236/Creative_Challenge_45_

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  20. Wonder what a real dead horse would taste like. Since you're allergic to tomatoes, if you're in an adventurous mood...?

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  21. Your house will smell divine..like fresh tomatoes from the vine.

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  22. And those itty bity little tom thumbs..wow they go in whole..yumm!

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  23. Wonder if you would ever try the real deal horse steak Doc.. I know I for one would give it a miss. I am still adventurous though.

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  24. I couldn't imagine a life without tomatoes, although if you are allergic it is a problem - great poem. Tomatoes today (in Europe) are just not what they used to be. They have no natural flavour any more. As far as the horse is concerned, although I am not a great meat eater, I am not a vegetarian and don't mind horse meat at all.

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  25. So Milli what has the tomato got in it to ruin you so?
    Red is your favourite colour is it not?

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  26. We have out of season tomatoes here too Pat and they lack flavour big time. I can image you might have a problem there too.
    I know that in some European countries horse is eaten. I am not too sure that I can eat it though. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  27. I do love Red Bill this is true and the look of red tomatoes is very appealing too.
    Sadly it is some thing called SALICYLATES allergy.
    The high I have to keep out of my diet ranging down to the lowest which are safe.
    I have worked through the list pretty well now and know what suits and what does not.

    VERY HIGH
    Apricots
    Berries and Cherries
    Orange and Tangerine
    Pineapple
    Red grapes
    Tomatoes
    Peppers
    Mint
    Anise (licorice)
    Olives
    Dill

    HIGH TO MODERATE
    Apples
    Grapefruit
    Peach and mangos
    Watermelon
    Broccoli and spinach
    Carrots
    Lettuce and chinese vegetables (except iceberg/low)
    Most nuts and seeds
    Onion


    LOW TO NEGLIGIBLE
    Bananas
    Pears
    Cabbage
    Celery
    Potatoes
    Fats and Oils
    Sugars
    Soy Milk

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  28. Oh, what I would give for a fresh tomato from the vine?? My wife always plants our veggie seeds in the greenhouse for the garden. This year I wanted to plant them. Was told I had a yellow thumb. I was determined to show her I knew what I was doing. I planted tomato, peppers and after 3 weeks nothing. Did I get an ear full. She replanted. Hugs from sunny Tennessee.

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  29. I so love steak tomatoes from the garden yummy!

    Great post!

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  30. I grew so many tomatoes last year that they were rotting on the vine...this year?....I'll grow 10,000 carrots!!...this made me hungry

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  31. Just planted my tomatoes last weekend. Homegrown is the only kind with flavor.
    Love your tribute. Gave me the giggles. (Sorry you can't eat them any more.)
    http://dianahopeless.multiply.com/journal/item/564/Poetry_As_Time_Goes_By_my_poem

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  32. Poor Nicko Always in the compost heap LOL..Give em time love and water they will come through. LOL

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  33. Great!!!! I can eat those carrots for sure.....LOL
    My fav is fleshly squeezed carrot and apple juice...YummY

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  34. Thanks Diana I am so glad you giggled thats how I wanted it to be.
    Happy Crop.

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  35. LOL This is cute! When I was little Daddy used to plant tomatoes in the garden every year. As a child I HATED them. He would go out to the garden and pick a bowl full of Cherry Tomatoes, come into the house, wash them off, and toss them with Mayo. I would be so disgusted I would run to my room to not see him eat them. Today I do the EXACT same thing LMBO. Just goes to show you can't run from what you know ;o).

    Thank you for writing this!

    http://bostonsdandd.multiply.com/journal/item/267

    Oh! LOVE the new avatar pic!

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  36. What you said is soo true! that happens to us all some way or another.
    The tomatoes with mayo, wow washed and served straight from the garden is delic!.
    Thanks for your really nice comment here too!

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  37. Milli...
    It's so obvious that you're an ARTIST!
    I love the artsy presentation of those beautiful tomatoes.
    They look so inviting, while resting in the natural wooden fish-like shaped bowl with the designer backdrop.
    Just awesome! As for your writing... WOW!!! You literally PAINT the picture with your words. Sorry about the allergies!
    Eloquently penned!

    ---Queen

    http://oao1queen.multiply.com/journal/item/124/124

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  38. i love the photo and the poem...I love tomatoes too...thanks for the visit.

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