Orange Plum Tomatoes: Goodbye Tomato Season

Orange Plum Tomatoes by @SpicieFoodie | #tomatoes #recipes #plumtomatoes

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.

Orange Plum Tomatoes by @SpicieFoodie | #tomatoes #recipes #plumtomatoes

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?

Orange Plum Tomatoes by @SpicieFoodie | #tomatoes #recipes #plumtomatoes

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.

Orange Plum Tomatoes by @SpicieFoodie | #tomatoes #recipes #plumtomatoes

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!

Grilled Cheese -n- Tomato Sandwich with Herbs
– Soups On! Tomato Cream Soup
Potato Bread Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Arugula
Calabacitas con Maiz or Mexican Zucchini with Corn

Orange Plum Tomatoes by @SpicieFoodie | #tomatoes #recipes #plumtomatoes

How To Roast Tomatoes
Flaky Roasted Tomato and Parmesan Tart
Roasted Tomato and Gouda Strudel


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  1. says

    G’day Nancy and your photos are stunning today, true!
    These tomatoes were made for cooking and Roasted Tomato and Strudel sounds YUM too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Is it me or is it always sad at the end of fruit and veggie season? :)

  2. says

    Because it doesn’t freeze here (there is no snow… and rarely frost) I’m going to attempt to keep growing tomatoes this fall/winter to see if I can make this tomato season last! I just wish I had some of these gorgeous orange plum tomatoes. There isn’t a blemish on them and they look sooo perfect!

  3. says

    Gorgeous tomatoes and even more gorgeous pictures! Headed to the growers’ market tomorrow and hoping that there are still some tomatoes left.

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