Tomato Blasphemy, Gardener Weeping!

By realitybites · Sep 24, 2014 · ·
  1. Was just at my local market. Look at what I came across...

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    That is right. Large tomatoes selling for 3 lbs for 99¢!

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    I couldn't resist buying a bunch...

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    All these for $1.37!

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    Look at my small tomato perched on top. Going price for mine? Four dollars a pound. Enough to make this gardener weep.

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    Next season, I am growing heirlooms. So the taste will definitely trump the market varieties'. But how will Penny's tomatoes stack up against these large market tomatoes? I will let you know later today.

    Later today...

    Aesthetics:

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    The top slices are the market tomato; bottom ones are from Penny. Clearly Penny's are redder and less watery. And have far fewer seeds.


    Market:

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    Penny:

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    Now for the taste. Both are flavorful and tangy—the way I like tomatoes to taste. But the texture makes Penny's a much better experience in the mouth. Are they worth 12x the price? No. But they are far better overall. And they are organic and grown with lots of love— locally—by yours truly. That makes them priceless, imo.

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  1. Oh my god. it's Robby!
    yeah, the food here is one of the biggest pluses :thumb:
  2. realitybites
    That is great that you have access to fresh produce--and so close. I made a pork tenderloin and bok choy stirfry with oyster sauce yesterday that was delicious. I love Asian dishes. Am a huge rice fan. Pasta dishes? Not so much--except I do love the sauces. I bet I would be in heaven in foodie China.
  3. Oh my god. it's Robby!
    I love tomatoes you know, there is a fresh fruit and vegetable right across from where I live now, I go there twice, the little old Chinese lady always picks the best one for me, had one with some chicken and cheese today, it was delish
    yours look good too! :)