Heirloom Tomatoes-A Must Try for Tomato-phobes!

I've heard, on more than one occasion, people commenting that they don't like tomato because they're 'mushy' or 'don't taste like anything'.   

Tomatoes seem to be one of the easiest fruits to buy and eat poor examples of.

Not surprising, if you consider how often they're grown far away, picked way too early, then shipped in refrigerated containers, leaving an end product which is, in fact, quite reminiscent of styrofoam.

Alternatively, if you experience a home-grown tomato, the taste is out-of-this-world!

In particular, the Heirloom type of tomato, while outwardly ugly to some, is one I particularly enjoy.  They come in a range of colours and all sorts of shapes from the expected round, to oblong, to asymmetrical to downright lumpy!

Here are two I chose last week while shopping:


If you already have my Paleo Diet Cookbook, you may have tried the recipe for Paleo Caprese Salad.   I made another version, which was similar, but also contained some delicate mache lettuce, and a drizzle of sun dried tomato-infused extra virgin olive oil.


This is one occasion when I DON'T suggest making extra- as refrigerating tomatoes will definitely turn them into mush!