It’s not Ted Drewe’s Frozen Custard Concretes, not fresh picked sweet corn on the cob, and not bing cherries. Though bing cherries might be a close second.

It is …


It’s a home-grown tomato sandwich.


And all it takes is two slices of buttered Oat Nut Bread, slice chilled tomatoes to cover the bread, and a couple of cranks of fresh ground pepper. Feel free to sub Miracle Whip or Hellman’s Mayo for the butter if they are your favorite bread spreads. Now, I know you’re going to say, “By cracky, (or some other rural colloquialism) the first home-grown ‘maters won’t be picked until at least mid-July.” Well, there happens to be a local farmer who knows some people can’t wait until July for a fresh red, ripe tomato. So instead of planting his tomatoes out  in the fields, he built himself a bunch of greenhouses where he can jump-start the ripe summer tomato season. The tomatoes are all organic, vine ripened and pricey. His entire crop is sold to a local supermarket chain and when they’re gone, there are no more until the field grown crops are harvested. I will get two more sandwiches out of the tomato I bought yesterday and they were worth every penny I paid for it! The only problem is … is grabbing the plastic bag with the tomato before the bagging person puts it in the bottom of the grocery bag with the eggs, bread and doughnuts … or at least before he/she starts throwing in the can goods.


About Robert Edler

... a somewhat unknown and/or imaginary actor, writer, director, producer, photographer, friend, brother, uncle and all round good fellow that you really should get to know because he lives with that most glamorous fourpaw Mademoiselle Renee. (Mlle. Renee for short)

Posted on June 6, 2013, in ROB'S RAMBLINGS AND OBSERVATIONS and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Sounds delicious but I must admit if I was eating that in St. Louis I might have to make a dessert stop at Ted Drewe. If only NH embraced frozen custard, I could be a happier woman. 🙂

  2. Nothing is better than a homegrown tomato sandwich. NOTHING. Though a little bacon doesn’t hurt, either.

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