My dad and I made a plan last Thanksgiving to get together for an end-of-summer tomato canning adventure. Yes, you read that correctly: we were already thinking about preserving tomatoes before it was time to plant any….
This season I’ll be joining forces with local urban farmers, Green City Growers. Each month, Green City Growers will feature a new fruit or vegetable on their site, along with tips for growing and caring for it. I’ll bring that same fruit or vegetable into my kitchen and show you how to turn it into something delicious!
There are few things I love more than a fresh, juicy summer tomato. Just the tangy green scent of a tomato vine is enough to send me into a daydream of the lunches, dinners and snacks that lie ahead.
A good tomato doesn’t need much apart from a sprinkling of salt to bring out its sweet, bright and acidic flavor. But if you’re looking to experiment a little, the versatile flavor of a well-seasoned tomato is as welcoming to fruity olive oil as it is to sweet honey or the creamy yolk of a hard-boiled egg.
Over the past few weeks, I visited two urban farm sites (tended and managed by Green City Growers), both of which are brimming with fresh tomatoes. They’ve got red, orange and yellow tomatoes, both for slicing and popping right into your mouth the moment they’re plucked from the vine….