Sunday, July 10, 2005

The World's Tiniest Tomato


Thanks to the drought in Chicago and our own benign negligence and basically homicidal attitude towards the state of our garden (okay, maybe it has something to do with the recovering vegan proclivities, but one dill plant and a cilantro plant and an entire rose bush has already surrendered the fight) meaning we never weed, we barely mow the lawn, that is, what is left of it that hasn't burned into straw in the drought, and the attitude of our huge German shepherd who loves to stampede after tennis balls and clomp down full force on the shriveled little tomato plants.... Well, basically, we managed a major achievement, to grow the world's tiniest tomato. In the picture here, you will see the world's tiniest tomato, which is for real, and ripe, and edible, and smaller than the eraser on the end of a wooden pencil. It is sitting on my desk in front of a regular sized lemon, my Motorola cell phone, and a key lime, which as you cooks out there know, are tiny. My father-in-law, who is a Nebraskan farmer, said we should win a prize for this little guy. What a compliment!

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