Today I bought some heirloom tomatoes at a Farmer’s Market. I’ve eaten heirloom tomatoes before (and I’m growing some – Brandywine), but this is the first time I’ve ever had a “German Striped Heirloom Tomato”. Wow – sweet, firm, pretty. Hm. Kind of sounds like ME many long years ago.
Take a look-see.
Pretty on the outside.
Pretty on the inside:
The farmer who sold it to me said “if you get a good one, it tastes like mangoes”. That sold me since mangoes are my favorite fruit (Oh yes. See my recipe for Mango Blueberry Breakfast Muffins).
I brought the tomatoes home and sliced one up. We shared it. My daughter said matter-of-factly,
“it tastes like a tomato“. Perhaps my build-up was a bit much? But it’s a very special tomato: locally grown (so fresh) and an heirloom passed down from generation to generation. And it was only $1 for two hefty and uncommon tomatoes.
Have you ever tried an heirloom tomato? Do you have any favorites?