Friday, August 10, 2012

You say tomato

Many-hued farmers' market tomatoes. It's the best tomato season in years, yum! Heirloom Striped Germans, above, are delicious. At left: tangy Green Zebras. (Who picks these names?:)

11 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Now they look like they taste so much better than the perfect supermarket ones!

You're making my mouth water! So? Olive oil and basil? With or without (buffalo) mozzarella? A few black olives perhaps?

;-)

Adele said...

Yum! Such pretty colors. We're having a great tomato season, too. Very flavorful.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh how great would they be in a caprese salad, I'm drooling just thinking about it haha!

Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo said...

Over here in the UK we do not seem to get such a variety and generally the tomatoes in many supermarkets are not up to much mostly watery and tasteless.

Mo said...

I love those green ones, delicious every way.

LOLfromPasa said...

Wow, they look good! I agree with Paul - our supermarket shelve are pretty boring compared to your selection beautifully photographed. (I must confess that I say 'tomato' as the English do now... occasionally :)

Dianne said...

I love these wonderful old heirloom varieties with SO much flavour .... I would slice them finely and sprinkle with sea salt .... delicious!

LONDONLULU said...

cieldequimper - oh, now you know I had to have tomatoes with buffalo mozzarella, drizzled with olive oil! The only thing missing were olives and basil. A perfect summer meal :)

Adele - sounds so good, I wonder why it's been such a good tomato season, not that I'm complaining!

PerthDailyPhoto - haha, I went ahead and helped myself, drooling like a little baby the whole time!

Paul - I do remember the supermarket tomatoes there, though the US certainly has its share. (We likely engineered many a tasteless hybrid vegetable). We got very lucky with farms and farmers' markets so near.

Mo - the green ones are great! They've got almost a melon taste.

LOLfromPasa - thank you! Haha, I inadvertently say 'tomato' as the English do even now, despite being more permanently stateside for over a year! (It also happens sometimes with herb, basil, scone...:)

Dianne - the heirlooms taste so wonderful! I love your idea with having them thinly sliced, with some sea salt, delicious! I'll try that :)

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Once I was struck by the different names that potatoes have: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato#Varieties

EG CameraGirl said...

Suddenly I crave a tomato!

LONDONLULU said...

Valladolid - that is so funny!

EG CameraGirl - lol, tomato season is great :)