Tuesday, July 8, 2008

You say tomato, I say... summer!

Summertime, summertime, sum, sum, summertime... Warning: A really good ripe tomato may make you want to break out into song. What could be more summery and delicious than a red ripe juicy tomato? This year, dad planted a heirloom variety of tomatoes in the hydroponic system. Wow, the taste is amazing. They taste and smell like, well, a tomato! The heirloom varieties are not high bred to produce a uniform size and shape. So they often look less than perfect than grocery store tomatoes but taste so much better. The variety, combined with the fact that the tomato is allowed to ripen on the vine, is what we think make our tomatoes so tasty! (And of course, no herbicides or pesticides were used on these babies.)

They taste so good, in fact, that I prefer to just slice them, and put them on bread with some mayo and maybe just a sprinkle of sea salt. Nothing fancy but one of the best things you'll ever eat! You can taste the hot summer sun in every juicy delicious bite!

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