You say tomato, I say delicious!
Here at gThankYou!, we think some treats are to be enjoyed only in late summer: sipping lemonade as you listen to chirping crickets on a hot, starry night; homemade ice-cream dripping down the side of a waffle cone and onto your fingers; buying sweet corn from a farmer out of the back of a pick-up truck; and the glorious perfection of vine ripened tomatoes!
Although they are available all year-long, the waxy, dull tomato of January is no match for the real, locally-grown heirloom varieties, with their irregular shapes, and variegated colors. From bright yellow cherry tomatoes the size of gum balls, to enormous red orbs the size of softballs, the time to enjoy tomatoes is right now– they are undeniably at their peak!
For the best produce, look in your grocery store for signs that say “locally grown.” Buying from nearby farmers is great for the environment, your local economy, and your palate!
Celebrate the tomato by:
- Chopping them up with onions, cilantro, fresh jalapeno peppers and a squirt of lime juice for fresh salsa!
- Alternating slices with fresh mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with chopped fresh basil, and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and make your own Caprese Salad!
- Cutting off the top, and stuffing with your favorite chicken or tuna salad recipe. Simply remove the seeds, hollow out the center, and let the tomato drain on a paper towel before filling.
Seize the day! Seize a tomato – and enjoy!
What’s your favorite summer tomato recipe?
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