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Orange Plum Tomatoes: Goodbye Tomato Season

by Spicie Foodie on September 23, 2013

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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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa September 23, 2013 at 12:10 PM

So pretty! Goodbye tomato season…

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Spicie Foodie September 23, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Thank you Rosa, and yes bye bye:(

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3 Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) September 23, 2013 at 2:32 PM

I’m sad that tomato season is coming to an end, too. This variety is gorgeous! (And that bowl, too!)

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4 Spicie Foodie September 23, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Me too:( Thank you Jean!

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5 Monique September 23, 2013 at 2:50 PM

These were made for you:)

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6 Spicie Foodie September 23, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Aw, merci Monique:)

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7 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun September 23, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Stunning. Just stunning.

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8 Spicie Foodie September 23, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Thanks Victoria!

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9 Ramona September 23, 2013 at 5:30 PM

I’m going to miss fresh tomatoes too… :(

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10 Spicie Foodie September 23, 2013 at 5:43 PM

It’s going to be a long wait until next season.

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11 Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com September 23, 2013 at 5:44 PM

These tomatoes sure are gorgeous! Cannot wait to see how you use them …

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12 Spicie Foodie September 23, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Thank you Shashi!

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13 Ash-foodfashionparty September 23, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Pretty pictures!
I know we are gonna miss em’.

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14 Spicie Foodie September 23, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Thanks Ash:)

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15 Angie@Angie's Recipes September 23, 2013 at 6:14 PM

There’s always a next summer…:-)
Gorgeous clicks, Nancy.

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16 Spicie Foodie September 23, 2013 at 8:39 PM

So true, thanks Angie!

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17 Laura (Tutti Dolci) September 23, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Beautiful tomatoes, I will miss them dearly!

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18 Spicie Foodie September 23, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Thanks Laura!

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19 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz September 23, 2013 at 8:10 PM

I have seen cherry yellow tomatoes but never have seen these, just gorgeous. Yep I have taken pics of just the ingredient. Looking forward to see what you will make with them.

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20 Spicie Foodie September 23, 2013 at 8:40 PM

It’s amazing all of the colours tomatoes can come in.:)

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21 Gwen @SimplyHealthyFamily September 23, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Ah yes, farewell indeed. Tomatoes and berries will be missed until next summer.

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22 Spicie Foodie September 23, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Oh yes, berries will be difficult to let go of too.:(

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23 yummychunklet September 24, 2013 at 1:20 AM

What gorgeous photos.

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24 Joanne T Ferguson September 24, 2013 at 3:01 AM

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? :)

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25 Kalyan September 24, 2013 at 6:57 AM

Just mouthwatering…looks delicious!

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26 Kumar's Kitchen September 24, 2013 at 9:44 AM

whoa….fabulous clicks…can feel their tomatoey juiciness from these gorgeous snaps.. :-)

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27 Rochelle September 24, 2013 at 10:02 AM

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!

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28 Daniela September 24, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Oh Nancy,these pictures!
Colors, lightening and focus – everything is just so beautiful, congrats.

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29 mjskit September 26, 2013 at 5:41 AM

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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