Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tomato love

Aren't ugly tomatoes beautiful? Ugliness - a sure sign they came out of the ground, not some hydroponics lab. Chubby, bumpy, dimpled, misshapen and retaining water - looks bad on you, looks great on them.

In this great city, you can get organic pizza delivered to you in Central Park. But you cannot get a decent tomato. Farmer's Markets don't cut it. They weigh out tomatoes like gold bullion.

Tomatoes should be purchased from the side of the road in a paper sack and cost no more than $3 for the whole bag. Or they should come from your elderly friend Ruby in Long Island, as these were.


  1. Blushing hostessAugust 25, 2009 at 10:04 PM

    I am a tomato sandwich girl, so yes, totally with you on this!

  2. Ain't it the truth! I agree with you completely!

  3. Great post - I totally agree.

  4. down and out chicAugust 26, 2009 at 4:15 PM

    ugly on me, great on them. yup, agreed!

  5. I had a couple this evening from a friend's garden. yum.