Friday, August 29, 2008
I love tomatoes, especially when they are home grown. They are very tasty and juicy. Heirloom tomatoes are special. They are big. Some people call them "ugly" but there is nothing ugly about them. They are beautifully delicious. They need lots of sun and ripen slowly but they are worth the wait. On the other hand, cherry tomatoes are first to ripen and they are as sweet as their elders the heirlooms. Then there are small round "patio tomatoes" . They grow in a pot on the patio if you don't have a garden to grow them in. They are cute and sweet but in one bite they are gone. Lets not forget about the plum tomatoes they are the mainstays. You cannot go wrong with them, they are fleshy and very good in sauces. The beefstake tomatoe is aptly named-its thick, sweet and juicy. We certainly had our share of tomatoes this summer. Any tomatoe with any name is in my list of best edibles. Tomatoe is a fruit and after many debates in NJ it has been declared as such.