Like Nana used to make
April 13, 2008
It’s finally that time of year when tomatoes are coming back into season and don’t cost a fortune to buy. And it’s a good thing too because I’ve been having such a craving for a tomato sandwich. My grandma used to make these for me all the time when I was a kid and it’s still one of my favorite things to have every once and a while. There’s no recipe to it. It’s just sliced tomato, a little mayo, salt and pepper. For some reason mine don’t taste quite as good as hers. Maybe it’s the fact that she used to cut them into four little squares for me and I slice mine diagonally. : ) I was very fortunate as a kid to spend every summer in south Georgia at my grandparents’ house. If you’ve never been to the southern part of Georgia, I’ll just tell you; it’s farm country. Flat land and fields for miles and miles. Peanuts, cotton, watermelon and cucumber patches, fields of peas everywhere you look. Both sets of my great-grandparents had farms so in the summer we’d get fresh vegetables and fruit from them, including tomatoes. There’s nothing better than a tomato sandwich made with a really fresh tomato. I really miss those days, but I think about them whenever I eat a tomato sandwich.