Nothing says summer to me quite like a tomato sandwich. I picked two tomatoes from the garden, toasted up some bread, slathered it with a bit of may, sliced up the tomatoes, shingled them on the bread, and dug in.
All you need is a bit of salt and pepper and a tall glass of iced tea and you have the perfect summer lunch. The tomatoes were perfectly ripe, juicy, and bursting with flavor. It is amazing how different a fresh picked tomato tastes verse the ones you buy at the store in the dead of winter. I dream about tomato sandwiches all winter long. I think I have eaten one every other day for the past two weeks. Thank goodness I am getting plenty of tomatoes from the garden right now. I have no intention of slowing my tomato consumption until all I have left on the vine at the end of the season are green tomatoes. Once that happens, I have promised my neighbor I will make her pickled green tomatoes. Until then, tomato sandwiches for all! Or if you don’t want to wait for bread to toast, sliced tomatoes with a side of mayo makes a perfectly accepted substitute!