Sunday, June 5, 2011

Tomato Week

Picture courtesy of Stuart Spates - A Clear Image Fine Photography

~Home-grown tomatoes. Home-grown tomatoes. Nothing in the world like home-grown tomatoes.~

Modern, industrialized, mechanized and worldwide food production assures that we have tomatoes year round. But to real fans, they bear little in common with the first fruits of summer - in-season, vine-ripened, farm-fresh tomatoes.

When you talk about having a connection with food, I can't think of many others that are so indelibly imprinted on my taste buds and in my soul.

Yes, c'est moi. Bare-foot, berry-brown and dwarfed by tomato vines in my Daddy's South Louisiana backyard garden.

Simply, tomatoes mean summer.

Thanks to Johnson's Backyard Garden Bulk Tomato Sale, we'll be slicing, dicing, chopping and stewing 10 pounds of beautiful slicing-tomatoes in the week ahead. We'll be discussing their many health benefits. And, of course, we'll be sharing our favorite recipes and testing our culinary skills in new ones.

Are you ready for this?

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