A wonderful fruit

25 08 2010

Look how gorgeous these are:

Oh, tomatoes.  I remember the first time I ever tasted a tomato and liked it. I had grown up with mealy store bought tomatoes and even though I lived in California, they were not good.  The texture was gross and squishy with a too tight skin (like a plum, but that’s another fruit I take issue with) and no flavor.  And then I had an Early Girl tomato at the farmer’s market in an arugula and corn salad with a basic balsamic vinaigrette. Light bulbs.  Aha! This is why people love raw tomatoes so much (I was already a big fan of tomato sauces). And I ate them on sourdough bread with goat cheese for weeks.

I still really only like late summer tomatoes.

And that’s one of the things I love most about our CSA.  Lots and lots of tomatoes.

And this week: loads of tomatoes, peppers, an eggplant, eggs, plums (bleh), strawberries, zucchini, parsley, onions and cucumber.




3 responses

25 08 2010

I can totally take those and any other plums you ever come across off your hands…just saying.

26 08 2010

Those plums are all yours, friend.

28 08 2010

In-season tomatoes really are a wonder. And that salad sounds great!

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