One of the things I love about summer is that I can finally get good tomatoes.
The tomatoes that are available year-round at the store are a travesty—waxy, mealy and tasteless. But vine-ripened tomatoes are a completely different experience.
And tomotoes are good for you!
Tomatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin A, C, K and potassium. Nutrients vary by color, the red varieties are also loaded with lycopene and the orange with cis-lycopene—antioxidants thought to help in the fight against cellar damage.
They are not so hard to grow
While I’ve been told that growing tomatoes is a bit tricky, I decided to give it a try. I am literately starting small, with sun gold cherry tomatoes.
A fresh-pick bowl full of these, with a little basil, olive oil, salt and pepper—yum!
But the critters in my backyard love them too
I had to build a little fence to keep them away from my bounty.
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