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Homegrown tomatoes are atop the list of favorite summertime fare

Ripe, red and still warm from the sun tomatoes are at the top of the summertime fare list.
Ripe, red and still warm from the sun tomatoes are at the top of the summertime fare list. Special to the Sun Herald

At the top of my list of favorite summertime fare is fresh-from-the-garden red tomatoes.

Homegrown tomatoes are the best, but if you must buy them, remember the test: smell the tomato before you buy it, if it has no smell, it has no flavor.

Be careful of tomatoes sold with a little of the vine still attached. The vine smells like a ripe tomato should, but the tomato doesn’t always share that smell.

Once you score those beautiful tomatoes, slice them and serve them with a pinch of salt, or make a mayonnaise and white bread sandwich — those are my top two favorite ways to serve them. If you know me you know I am not a fan of white bread, but for every rule, there is an exception.

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