Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My Favorite Summer Sandwich! What's Yours?

Well, you are all thinking to yourselves she has finally gone over the edge! Green tomatoes and peanut butter! An heirloom 'Green Zebra' tomato so it is supposed to look this way. We have extra fiber bread so I think next time I may toast it. I was so excited that I just slapped on the peanut butter, place the tomato slices on the bread and I was in tomato and peanut butter heaven! By the way I use Jif Extra Chunky!

There is a back story with this post. I was a legal secretary for many years and the typewriter repairman (Yes, quills and ink were gone!) was fixing my machine at lunch. He asked what I was having and I said a peanut butter and tomato sandwich. He said, "You must be from Kittanning. My wife is from there and eats the same sandwich!" It was a little creepy and funny at the same time. Here is a picture of my hometown from a hillside above on a hot steamy day in July five years ago. Kittanning is the County Seat of Armstrong County and is situated along the Allegheny River. You can just make out the Courthouse in the distance!

I have to say the 'Green Zebra' tomato is my new favorite, but 'Early Girl' is my other favorite with peanut butter! I save the 'Cherokee Purple' tomatoes for a basil, feta cheese and tomato salad. 'Sungold' cherry tomatoes are my favorite cherry tomato with 'Matt's Wild Cherry' a very close second! So what is your favorite sandwich in the summer? Don't forget to enter our contests! Check the August 7, 2009 posts!

6 comments:

comfrey cottages said...

wow as much as i love peanut butter and tomatoes i just never thought to have the two together before! bless your heart for sharing! i will let you know how i like them:) funny how little things can give away our hometown area!lol

lemonverbenalady said...

You'll be addicted! I promise! LOL! It was a little creepy! Talk to you later as always!

Tom Wagner said...

It made me smile to think that folks like Green Zebra tomatoes. I guess I am lucky to have been growing it for over 36 years now!

I will be telling folks about the history of Green Zebra during my workshops in Europe this Fall.

I don't know now how many tomatoes I had to eat to find the one that I gave the name Green Zebra to. I remember the day well at the family farm just south of Lancaster Kansas in the little lean-to greenhouse built on the side of the garage...when I yelled Eureka!!!!with the taste of one tomato out of several siblings and cousins of the four way cross..that the tangiest of all exploded through my taste buds.

I will tell the rest of the story in nine countries in Europe starting in about 4 weeks.

lemonverbenalady said...

Thanks Tom for your comment! I was just on your blog. The Herbal Husband will enjoy it because he is from Peru and loves to grow potatoes as well as tomatoes. The area has had a real late blight problem this year. We have had your weather most of the summer, but it has been hot at least this last week. Good luck with your workshops! I will keep track of your blog!

Tom Wagner said...

Your Herbal Husband might be interested to know that I grow lots of potatoes from South America. The following list of Plant Introduction accessions is but a samll part of what I do to get Late Blight resistance and unique colors and flavors introgressed into many classes of potatoes. This group was inter-mated to get true seed (TPS) in controlled pedigrees and left to naturally open pollinate as well. The seed inventoried would be enough to plant many acres of potato transplants.

CULTIVATED SPECIES ACCESSIONS WITH TUBER FLESH COLOR
PI #
SOLANUM SPECIES
DESCRIPTION
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PI 310490* (phureja)
YELLOW RED
PI 310493*(phureja)
YELLOW
PI 225667*(phureja)
DEEP YELLOW
PI 225667* (phureja)
YELLOW - PURPLE RING
PI 225673*(phureja)
DEEP YELLOW
PI 225677*(phureja)
DEEP PURPLE FLESH - PURPLE MOTTLED ON WHITE FLESH
PI 225686*(phureja)
WHITE - PURPLE RING
PI 225686*(phureja)
DEEP YELLOW
PI 225688(phureja)
YELLOW - PURPLE SPLASH
PI 225689(phureja)
YELLOW - PURPLE SPLASH
PI 225689*(phureja)
YELLOW - PURPLE
PI 225689(phureja)
BRIGHT YELLOW
PI 225689*(phureja)
DEEP PURPLE - DARK YELLOW
PI 225693* (phureja)
DEEP YELLOW
PI 225693*(phureja)
DEEP YELLOW
PI 225694*(phureja)
DEEP YELLOW
PI 225705*(phureja)
DEEP YELLOW
PI 225710*(phureja)
DEEP YELLOW
PI 320355*(phureja)
DEEP PURPLE
PI 320355(phureja)
YELLOW SKIN - DEEP PURPLE
PI 320370(phureja)
YELLOW - RED CENTER
PI 320370*(phureja)
DEEP YELLOW - RED PHLOEM
PI 320373*(phureja)
DEEP YELLOW
PI 320373*(phureja)
DEEP YELLOW
PI 320377*(phureja)
DARK PURPLE SKIN - YELLOW FLESH
PI 320377*(phureja)
DARK YELLOW
PI 320377(phureja)
DEEP PURPLE
PI 320379*(phureja)
DEEP YELLOW
PI 320379* (phureja)
DEEP YELLOW - RED RING
PI 320379*(phureja)
DEEP YELLOW - RED RING
PI 320387(phureja)
DEEP YELLOW
PI 320390(phureja)
PURPLE CENTER
PI 320390*(phureja)
YELLOW
PI 320391*(phureja)
DARK YELLOW
PI 320391*(phureja)
DARK YELLOW
PI 320391*(phureja)
DEEP PURPLE CENTER
PI 320391*(phureja)
DEEP YELLOW
PI 498171*(phureja)
DEEP YELLOW
PI 498171*(phureja)
YELLOW - RED
PI 292110*(stenotomum)
DEEP YELLOW - NEAT SHAPE
PI 205527(stenotomum)
PI 234007* (stenotomum)
DEEP PURPLE
PI 234007*(stenotomum)
DEEP PURPLE
PI 234015(stenotomum)
PI 209421(andigena)
PURPLE FLESH
PI 209421*(andigena)
PI 186179*(andigena)
RED FLESH
PI 214441*(andigena)
BRIGHT YELLOW
PI 217448* (andigena)
BRIGHT YELLOW
PI 280868*(andigena)
LIGHT RED
PI 280871*(andigena)
YELLOW
PI 280921*(andigena)
YELLOW
PI 280952* (andigena)
INTERESTING TUBER
PI 281004*(andigena)
YELLOW
PI 281007(andigena)
PURPLE RING
PI 281012* (andigena)
PURPLE MOTTLED
PI 281079*(andigena)
WHITE SKIN - PURPLE CENTER
PI 281080*(andigena)
PURPLE SKIN - PURPLE RING
PI 281080*(andigena)
PURPLE/WHITE SKIN - DEEP YELLOW
PI 281189(andigena)
RED SPLASH
PI 281189* (andigena)
PURPLE SPIKE IN MIDDLE
PI 281189 (andigena)
PURPLE SPIKE IN MIDDLE
PI 281206* (andigena)
YELLOW - RED
PI 281219 (andigena)
DEEP YELLOW
PI 29211 (andigena)
DEEP YELLOW
PI 473260* (andigena)
YELLOW - RED SPLASH
PI 473260* (andigena)
YELLOW - RED CIRCLE
PI 473260*(andigena)
YELLOW - RED CIRCLE
PI 473260*(andigena)
RED SKIN - RED CENTER
PI 473276*(andigena)
PURPLE - YELLOW
PI 473276* (andigena)
YELLOW
PI 473276*(andigena)
YELLOW
PI 498310*(andigena)
PURPLE SPOTTING
PI 498310*(andigena)
PURPLE CENTER
PI 498310 (andigena)
DEEP PURPLE

lemonverbenalady said...

Thanks for the information, Tom. You're going to be digging those potatoes on my birthday! A unique birthday present for sure! We'll be watching!