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Sunday, August 27, 2006
Nothin' like a Jersey tomato
Is there anything sweeter than a Jersey tomato warm from the garden? Add just a little salt and pepper and you've served up perfection. My brothers and I used to eat them standing out in the garden, like an apple, when we were kids. Do NJ tomatoes have a reputation anywhere outside of NJ?
I never got around to cooking a proper Sunday dinner tonight; having spent most of the afternoon in front of the televison, which I almost never do. Instead I put together a salad of fresh mozzarella, basil from the garden, and heirloom tomatoes that I picked up yesterday at the farmer's market. Just a drizzle of dressing made it perfect and delicious!
Michelle blogged today about tomato sandwiches (just add white bread, mayonaise, and salt+pepper) and Hanna at This Garden is Illegal has been blogging about fancy tomatoes for a week or so. It seems that many of us are rejoicing at the ripening of this good garden food. I'd love to hear your favorite way of eating a tomato. Share a recipe if you'd like. I have one that I'm eager to try - pasta, grape tomatoes, and goat cheese - sounds yummy!