Tomatoes! I had a huge tomato crop this year. I planted heirlooms and will never plant anything else. They are luscious. This is just part of the harvest for today. So much better than last year when everything drowned in so much rain.
One thing you have to know about heirloom tomatoes...they aren't always pretty. They are sometimes shaped funny and the color may be unusual. Here's what I have...Mr. Stripey, Cherokee Purple, Sugary, Yellow Pear, German Pink and Celebrity. Celebrity is the only one that's not an heirloom, but it's very tasty anyway.
This one is my favorite, a Cherokee Purple. It's not a true purple, more of a dark red with darker, purplish shading. The flavor is divine!
This is Mr. Stripey...yellow with red striping. It's very pretty and the taste is more like a yellow tomato, a less acidic flavor. If you prefer yellows, this is a nice choice. Personally, I prefer the more robust flavor of a red tomato, but these make a pretty salad mixed with others varieties.
My favorite way of eating tomatoes is fresh off the vine, while still warm from the sun. Slice 'em up, plenty of salt and savor the flavor. I also like to make a couple of simple salads with them. Here's one I love, using all the varieties from my garden, my version of Rachael Ray's Crostini. You can find my recipe here.