I haven’t tried growing anything in my paltry patio garden (see above). Earlier this season, I considered starting a tomato plant but the season is halfway over so I’m stuck buying tomatoes from Trader Joe’s.
Any fruit or vegetable that’s pretty or appealing usually ends up in my basket. I like to try different things at least once. The dark side is that sometimes, I don’t know how to prepare new food items. The baby artichokes that resided in my refrigerator for four months still haunt my memories. When I saw a variety of organic heirloom tomatoes, it made it way home with me.
I’ve tried heirloom tomatoes once as a sample at a farmer’s market. What struck me were their irregular shapes and colors. As a kid, my parents would serve sliced roma and beefsteak tomatoes as a side dish for dinner with a sprinkling of salt. Preparing these heirloom tomatoes was no different but the addition of some garlic pepper. They were exactly what I hoped they would be: meaty and somewhat earthy tasting. They were so good that I will be having tomato sandwiches for lunch as long as the season lasts.