Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tomato love


Aren't ugly tomatoes beautiful? Ugliness - a sure sign they came out of the ground, not some hydroponics lab. Chubby, bumpy, dimpled, misshapen and retaining water - looks bad on you, looks great on them.


In this great city, you can get organic pizza delivered to you in Central Park. But you cannot get a decent tomato. Farmer's Markets don't cut it. They weigh out tomatoes like gold bullion.

Tomatoes should be purchased from the side of the road in a paper sack and cost no more than $3 for the whole bag. Or they should come from your elderly friend Ruby in Long Island, as these were.

5 comments:

  1. I am a tomato sandwich girl, so yes, totally with you on this!

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  2. Ain't it the truth! I agree with you completely!

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  3. Great post - I totally agree.

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  4. ugly on me, great on them. yup, agreed!

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  5. I had a couple this evening from a friend's garden. yum.

    xo,
    cristin

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