366 days of gratitude

Biologically speaking tomato is classified as a fruit not a vegetable.

Be that as it may I’m not going to add one to a fruit salad.

I do however top my morning toast with at least one, add some to cheese for a sandwich at lunch and grill several for dinner most evenings over summer.

The plants in our glasshouse were very slow to ripen this season but we’ve now got them in abundance.

Whether it’s imagination or not, these home-grown tomatoes taste better than commercially produced ones and I’ll be making soup/pasta sauce with the surplus.

Today I’m grateful for tomatoes in abundance.

2 Responses to 366 days of gratitude

  1. Andrei says:

    Whether it’s imagination or not, these home-grown tomatoes taste better than commercially produced ones…

    It’s not you imagination – supermarket tomatoes are notorious for being photogenic but insipid

    One reason is that chilling them kills the flavour and another is they have been bred for looks and fast ripening rather than flavour.

    The supermarket kind are watery whereas a freshly plucked tomato, still warm from the sun is divine

  2. fredinthegrass says:

    Agree whole heartedly, Andrei. We are eating a variety of “makes” from heirloom to modern. Guests ask where did you get those lovely tomatoes from! Certainly not from the supermarket

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