I picked some more tomatoes today. You can see the one on the right is a bit mis-shapen. It looks like three tomatoes in one. On the vine it seemed even more so. I wasn’t sure if I was picking one big old fruit or three, or somehow two. But, like all things, it was connected. I have not sliced into it since the photo shoot (laboriously shot with sharp detail and vivid color in my kitchen studio, as you can see) but I look forward to learning how sweet it is. The variety is called Cosmonaut Volkov. I’m pretty sure it was developed in Russia, but that’s really just a guess.
The object in the middle is also a tomato. That one is a different variety. It is called Crimson Sprinter. Supposedly it will ripen in about 60 days after transplanting. It was around 70 days from gently easing the tender plants into the ground until I was blessed with this perfect, red, juicy, sweet and delicious globe of loveliness. Not bad. I ate my first of these two days ago. Bring me more.
The third object is just my glass of seltzer. It comes pre-flavored with lime. Isn’t that convenient? No need to cut an actual lime to flavor the fizziness. The seltzer is nestled comfortably around ice. I had considered creating a gin and tonic but, really, I was just too lazy to cut the lime, not to mention pour two liquids into the glass. My wife cut her finger on a 10-inch chef’s knife yesterday afternoon and, although she is healing up nicely, I have to wash all the dishes for a few days. With all that labor, I don’t have time to be slicing limes. Or tomatoes for that matter. Slicing will have to wait until tomorrow. Once I polish off this beverage, I’ve got some work ahead of me washing out the glass.