Saturday, November 3, 2007
Life List Day 227 - Try Heirloom Tomatoes
I actually bought heirloom cherry tomatoes before, but they went bad before I got around to eating them because I used the prettier, red, perfect tomatoes I had on hand first.
Today, I bought a pack of heirlooms from Trader Joe's and made it a point to break into them right away.
Heirloom tomatoes, I learned from Wikipedia, are open pollinated, which is why - in the absence of cultivating for characteristics of what we define as tomato perfection - they can be kind of freaky looking.
I tried the greenish and the brownish looking one first. Not bad! They definitely tasted tomatoey - which I enjoy in a tomato - maybe not as much as I expected, but more than the supermarket ones I've been buying.
I'll try them again.
After all, don't ugly tomatoes deserve to get eaten, too?