which vegetable do you like most?
9 Dec 06
As a committed tomato lover, I must entreat you to try a perfect raw tomato before passing judgement on all raw tomatoes. Keep in mind that most tomatoes you find in a grocery store, and most farmer's markets too, were picked when the fruit was green, then allowed to ripen to their red color on the way to market. A true "vine-ripened" tomato has quite a different taste and texture. The skins tend to be thinner, the flesh sweet and not sour. Refrigerated tomatoes lose texture and flavor. A sun-warmed, fresh picked, ripe tomato from the vine is how you should experience a raw tomato. Try growing a heirloom cherry tomato variety in a pot this next season. Keeping them on the vine until ripe is a problem though, as squirrels and chipmunks will do anything to steal them