In my area of the world tomato season is sadly drawing to an end. During the off season tomatoes are imported from other parts of the world, but those don’t compare to locally grown ones.
It will be a while before I find plump, juicy, vibrant tomatoes like these beauties. Around here gourmet and heirloom tomatoes are rare to come by even during tomato season, and unfortunately the off season means dull and bland options only. How could I not seize the opportunity to bring some of these orange beauties home with me. They are so pretty that I had to buy them just for the single purpose of making photographs. Do you ever do that, buy an ingredient with the first thought being a picture and the last being a way to cook it?
I haven’t decided how I want use them. Perhaps in salsa, a salad, for bruschetta, roasted, in a sandwich or something else. I’m going to think about it overnight and in a couple of days I’ll share what I did with them.
In the meantime here are a few links to my tomato recipes just in case you want to give tomato season a proper sendoff. Enjoy!
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