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a simple sandwich with tomatoes still warm from the sun

One of the great joys of gardening is eating the tasty fruits of your labor.  And one of the great joys of summer is the vine ripened tomato.  Put the two together and you have my favorite lunch.


At the moment, it's open faced, just showing off the gorgeous color of the tomatoes.  This particular sandwich has all my favorite tomatoes in it, Green Zebras are under all the baby Gem lettuce.   Green Zebra has the best flavor - slightly tart with a hint of acid but big bold tomato flavor and a certain richness.  The heaping pile in the foreground sees red Juliet, a large grape tomato with fabulous meaty flavor and wonderful disease resistance, and it's our favorite for sauce making as well.  (See this post for my sauce recipe.)  Cherry tomatoes top Juliet, both Sungold, an early prolific producer of sweet sort of tropical flavored tomatoes, and White Cherry, which isn't really white, but a blushed lemon color, and has a true tomato flavor with a nice juicy finish.  A beautiful…