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We Say Tomato

Important Patio Update: What is even sweeter than the taste of a woman’s lips?

Eating the very first TOMATO that you grew by yourself!



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  1. You should go into the advertising business. I’m sensing Miracle-Gro.

  2. We did use miracle-gro!

    Wait, Sophia just told me “we” didn’t.

  3. that’s a nice looking tomato. i’m not sure what looks tastier- sophia or the tomato though!

  4. I’ll take Sophia and leave you with the tomato…

  5. Oooo. Two tomatoes…

  6. Am allergic to tomatoes but totally LOVE Sophia’s blouse. It’s so flattering and feminine. Do you mind asking her where she bought it? I love the gathering effect.

    I really wish I COULD eat tomatoes because that one looks so delicious!

  7. so luscious! i ate the first tomato from “my” tomato plant today too. not that i had too much to do with its growth. it was not as large and beautiful as that yours however.

  8. I’m sure that Sophia loves that second shot being on the internet

  9. This just reminded me that I think we finally have one ready to be picked. Good job!

  10. a little fresh mozzarella and some basil and balsamic….and you are in heaven my friend! Congrats!

  11. Tomato? What tomato? All I see is Sophia’s juggz.

  12. Awesome tomato Sophia & Neil – I’m jealous! It’s too hot here for the tomato plants to produce real well.

  13. Two words. Tomato. Sandwich. No. More than two words. Tomasto. and. lettuce. on. sourdough. toast.

  14. Looks very nice and juicy and yes I am talking about the tomato!

  15. YOU grew this by yourself, huh? I bet Sophia would beg to differ.

  16. Wendy, the tomato was great but it didn’t make a whole meal. So far, we only have one tomato. Probably the most expensive tomato I ever ate.

  17. I would eat that tomato with a knife and fork, a la George Constanza with his candybar.

  18. Dude. Homegrown tomatoes are so the most delicious things ever!

  19. Yum!!!! And Sophia is a doll! You’re a lucky man, Neil!!!!

  20. Hehehehe! Sputnik said, “Tomasto” — that’s a special tomato…with a lot of tasto!

    Viva la Tomasto!

    Your tomato looks delicious. The Miracle-Gro really worked on the boobage, too!
    😉 Vanessa

  21. Oy, Sophia is gorgeous! Now, in my humblest opinion, the best way to eat that tomato is on whole grain bread with *Marmite* and avocado. YUMMY!

    Oh yeah, and, in fact, I *do* say tomato …

  22. That is one awesome tomato! Your patio is doing great!

  23. Naturally, Sophia does not use Miracle-Gro. I’m betting “You” are organic patio farmers.

  24. Ripe melons and tomato . . . three of my favorite things 🙂

  25. You two are so cute! 🙂 I hope you made a lovely meal out of that tomato and enjoyed each bite! Ditto on the question where Sophia’s blouse is from…

  26. It’s Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati.
    I love this blouse too and have another one just like that in fuschia. Not sure you can find it now, I’ve had them for a couple of years.

    Amazon and Norststrom carry Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati, as well as a lot of other places like Bluefly and EBay (just found it by googling).

  27. Nothing like homegrown tomatoes! I have tried to post some pics of tomatoes lately, but blogger is acting up.

  28. OH! Sophia you look so pretty! Congrats on the Tomato 🙂

  29. Sophia is a lovely model.

  30. congratulations… one’s first grown food always tastes best

  31. Hey, is that your patio? It looks like something out of a Martha Stewart magazine.

    I love tomatoes! So impressed that you got it to grow to that size without being chewed up by the birds. I’ve always had a problem with that..

  32. mmmmmm now i want a tomato for lunch. i like eating them like apples when they’re nice and warm and fresh right out of the garden…

  33. Was there a tomato in those pictures? How could you even pay attention to anything else when you put Sophia in the frame?

  34. that’s awesome! and sophia looks phenomenal too!!

  35. Two melons and a fresh tomato, quite the healthy snack Neil

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