Wednesday, September 27, 2006
My neighbor, Sarah, brought over a bowl of tomatoes yesterday from her garden. They are so yummy. Eating tomatoes is a new thing for me. My mom always likes to eat tomatoes with a little salt, but I am the kind of person who would set the tomatoes aside and eat the rest of the salad and throw out the tomatoes - I mean you never know, those round things could explode in your mouth!
That all changed this summer when we were visiting Heather and Rick's farm. One evening Rick brought cherry tomatoes in from the garden and I decided to try one dipped in freshly ground sea salt. They were so good! And fresh! And tasted like summer-time!
I feel like a grown up - willing to try strange, previously yucky food! I may be willing to try green beans next. Um, actually, probably not...
Now, I don't have any sea salt, or a salt grinder, but I have found that the little cherry tomatoes taste nice with just shake or two of regular table-salt, too. And though the weather is cold and windy, those tomatoes have brought a little summer-time into my kitchen.
I have already eaten more than half of the tomatoes that Sarah brought over, and I think I am going to go have a couple for my afternoon snack, maybe with a few wheat thins...