Wednesday, August 18, 2010
The color purple
I love a good heirloom tomato. But, I have a hard time picking one that tastes the way I imagine it’s going to taste. At this time of year, I usually reserve my heirloom eating to restaurants, figuring that the produce buyers know what they’re doing. It’s about a 50/50 chance that I walk away satisfied.
Today, I stopped in Safeway to pick up milk and passed the heirlooms on display. They always look weird, because their shapes are so unusual. There were a variety of colors, and I couldn’t resist buying a deep purple one that felt ripe.
The big reveal came a few minutes ago when I sliced into it for our dinner. It was AMAZING. Maybe, the best heirloom I have ever picked out myself. I think that the purple ones are the way to go.
I’m looking forward to next Tuesday’s Farmer’s Market in Novato. If I can pick a great heirloom at Safeway, there have got to be even better ones at the Farmer’s Market…as long as they have the color purple.
Talk to you soon.