For me, this is the best season of the year. It is tomato season.
Tomatoes are native to the Americas and along with peppers, eggplant, and belladonna, are members of the nightshade family.
This fruit is so very versatile. You can cook it and make a sauce which is great on pizza or over pasta. Add tomatoes to soups. Raw tomatoes make yummy sandwiches and can be added to any salad.
The only good tomato is a fresh tomato grown in season. The tomatoes that are sold in the supermarkets in the off season have a high “yuk” factor. Science keeps trying to genetically modify the tomato so that the consumer can enjoy the taste of fresh tomatoes all year round. So far, they have not succeeded in creating this tomato. Some of the best varieties are the “heirlooms“. Tomatoes are relatively easy to grow. One does not need much space to grow tomatoes as they can be grown in containers. The only requirements are the warm sun, good, clean soil and water when needed.
Here’s a link to the nutritional information for tomatoes.
So grab a salt shaker and head for the tomato garden.
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