Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Corner View: Staple Foods





Right now our staple food is the tomato. Our plants in our garden are producing rapidly, so we eat them just about every day. This is a Green Zebra tomato. This is what it looks like when it's ripe. They are delicious- they taste a little different from a regular tomato- sort of like a kiwi fruit, but not as sweet.

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19 comments:

erica said...

now that is one gorgeous tomato! i tried growing heirloom tomatoes in my upside down planter, but only managed to harvest a single tomato last summer! deck gardening is tricky when you don't get consistent sunshine. we had better luck with the bell peppers.

Cris Siqueira said...

wow
i never saw a tomatoe like this!!!
is so beautiful!!

fuoriborgo.com said...

It looks beautiful! Do you eat as a regular tomato, or as a fruit?

jane said...

i´ve never seen these. they look delicious. thanks jennifer!

Daan said...

wow looks beautiful!

caitlin said...

Wow, very cool. I have never seen one before. That's why I love this corner view stuff! Great job.

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful composition!

natsumi said...

I have never had this kind of Tomato..
Their green is beautiful!! I would love to try them...

I eat tomatoes everyday too! ox

latisha said...

we grew these last year opting for sweet 100s's this year. i miss my zebras. great picts!

Jennifer said...

Natsumi,
I'll try to save you some seeds & mail them to you so you can grow them next year. They are sooo good!

fuoriborgo: We have been eating them like a regular tomato. A few nights ago, we took these Zebras, some Brandywines, and San Marzano tomatoes from our garden, diced them, combined them with a little sugar, salt, pepper, olive oil and lemon juice to taste, tossed the mixture over al dente cappelini, added fresh chopped basil & parmesan reggiano cheese...so good!

Nazara said...

it looks like a watermelon!

epe said...

mmm, strange but cool!

Jenell said...

There is nothing--and I mean nothing--like homegrown tomatoes! And yours are so beautiful!

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

A tomato playing the tiger ? Beautiful pictures !!! Thanks.

Claire said...

Oh what a lovely Tomatoe! I think I've never eaten a green tomatoe! And it comes from your garden!... Do you have a lot of treasures like this in your garden?...

Jeannette said...

Like the others I never saw these either. Just the name is so exotic.
And the recipe you gave to in the comments...mouthwatering!
Have a great week, Jeannette

Dorte said...

Very interesting ... that zebra tomato looks delicious!

Bonnie said...

i've never heard of such a thing ! but ... if i ever see one i will try it for sure !!

trinsch said...

never tasted it, but it sure looks pretty!