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Mouth-Watering Maters and Eager Eggplant

Hello garden gals and guys! Happy August! I cannot believe how quickly the summer is passing.

My tomatoes are finally ripening and I'm enjoying every one of them. Nothing puts a smile on my face quicker than a vine-ripened tomato. Here I am with two Brandywine tomatoes I picked this morning:

Here are all the maters I harvested over the past two days:

An absolute favorite dish of mine is caprese.
What's that? You've never had it?? *gasp* Caprese is an Italian dish. You slice up a nice garden fresh tomato, place fresh mozzarella slices on top of it, then add some fresh basil (chopped). I top mine with a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Here's a batch I made today:

It tastes just as delicious as it looks.  My mom saw my tomato garden today and said "those are tomato trees!"  I have to admit, she's right. Here is my forest:

I'm also growing eggplant for my mom. She was talking to all of her eggplants today and saying she couldn't w…

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