Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day, A Taste of Honey and heirlooms

Happy Earth Day!

- Stopping by Star Provisions for take-out lunch and perusing the organic produce on display out front at the farm stand. Heirloom tomatoes already! The proprietor says a farmer in Athens, Georgia grows them in a greenhouse.

- As the cool guy writes down my order, I remark that The Tijuana Brass song "A Taste of Honey" that's playing in the background makes me think of my father, who had all their albums. Cool guy: "Here comes the best part! Wait for it, wait for it....there!" He drums along with the bass drum beat with his palm.

- Having lunch in my cubicle and ordering a Tijuana Brass CD, with a purple tomato on my desk for decoration (and later eating.) A good lunch hour. :)

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!

20 comments:

  1. And the different
    of one over the other?
    Tomatoes)

    A beat,
    a CD
    and a treat
    forget about
    the cool guy
    for your lunch

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  2. A cool guy selling heirloom tomatoes. Can it get any better? So a Cherokee Purple is sitting on your desk, wonderful. You remind me to send my check for the Summer CSA. Have a Happy Easter.

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  3. Not just a "good" lunch hour, an AMAZING lunch hour.

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  4. ooooh (Purple tomato.) How cool is that!?

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  5. I've never seen purple tomatoes!

    Have a wonderful weekend Lynn!

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  6. Mmmm...tomatoes!!!

    Now, I'm in the mood from some of these, fresh and tasty (although I think it will be a while for that, here!).

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  7. The tomatoes are gorgeous. I bet they taste as awesome as they look.

    I love that song - I'll be humming it all day now thanks to you and your Dad. :) I have two of their albums (my mother adored them and listened to them all the time).

    Have a Happy Easter, Lynn.

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  8. Sounds like a good lunch... "A Taste of Honey" is a tune I remember from my childhood

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  9. I love how you can describe a moment and take us right there with you...with sights, smells and sounds.

    You bet I'm going to search for that song on YouTube. I'm curious now.

    If only I could find a purple tomato...:)

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  10. NOM! I just ate a huge dinner but as usual, your blog makes me hungry. I love heirloom tomatoes.

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  11. Happy EarthDay to you too! N a Happy Easter time!
    I never heard Tijuana Brass on that tune- but remenber the Beatles Version of it.
    Will you be walking to their CD?
    I've never had a purple tomatoe before. How novel! It can substitute as an Easter egg...
    (Happy Aster too!, n a great Week-end)

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  12. Everyone -

    Here's a delightful video of The Tijuana Brass playing A Taste of Honey on the Beach. Ily mentioned looking for a video on You Tube and there was a really great one!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_KDPUTyDyQ

    Ellis -

    Heirloom tomatoes do seem to come in a variety of colors - I'm sure the flavors vary, but I don't really know. :) I'm just happy to have tomatoes so early.

    happygirl -

    A Cherokee Purple - what a pretty name.

    Granny Annie [

    It was amazing - thank you. I loved it.

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  13. lg -

    It's going to have a avocado and maybe some fresh mozzerella with it later today. :)

    Joe -

    Thank you and hope you have a great weekend, too.

    Lance -

    Yes - I remember how far north you are. You'll get there. These were grown in a greenhouse though.

    Talon -

    Dad would like that you were humming it all day.

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  14. Sage -

    It's a great tune, isn't it?

    Ily -

    I hope you found it - if not, I posted a link on my first comment. The best video ever.

    RK -

    Nom is right. :)

    Snaggle -

    I might just load that up on my ipod when it comes. Those albums are still at the house, I think (house is for sale and sadly, mostly empty.) I might see if I get them.

    I hope your Easter is happy, too.

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  15. Heirloom Tomatoes. What a nice label. Red, and the shape. That's new to me. Seems like a wonderful lunch hour.

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  16. how does that purple 1 taste?

    (still need you address to send you your consolation prize)

    http://tinyurl.com/627beaw

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  17. happee eastir!!

    I like purpil tomatoes and Teeahwanna Brass too. my favrit song by them and herb alpert is flamingo.

    stay kute!!

    xooxxo

    me, BB

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  18. ooh, that cool guy sounds really cool!

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  19. Oh, purple tomatoes already! I'm in awe. Nothing could beat that, not even the bass drum, surely. The combo sounds divine. :)

    Happy belated Easter and Earth Day, Lynn!

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  20. Anil -

    That's what I love about blogging - that we can learn about food and landmarks from other cultures. I'm glad you come by.

    Paige -

    It tasted good. See blog today. :)

    Blue Bunny -

    You stay cute, too!

    oxoxox

    Wendy -

    He's the kind of employee that makes me want to go back there. :)

    Meredith -

    Greenhouse grown, but very tasty. I hope you had a lovely Easter, too!

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