It always seems to take forever, but finally the day arrives: the first of the homegrown tomatoes are ripe! This variety is called Julia Child, a nice medium sized round fruit that smell heavenly. Based on the state of the plants, it looks like Gardeners Delight and Orange Banana may not be far behind. I am so happy, because that means putting up jars of bruchetta topping and salsa may not be far behind. Ooh, and let's not forget dried tomatoes. Those are my favorite for pizzas and pasta...gosh. I sure hope those tomatoes don't take long to ripen, I can hardly wait!