Fruit-in-the-Spotlight: Tomatoes

23 05 2010

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Tomatoes are a delicious and welcome sign that summer is here!

And they crop right through until the first frosts of autumn.

Anyone who has tried home-grown / veg box tomatoes will know their flavour and texture is vastly superior to standard supermarket tomatoes.

This is because the home-grown / veg box are left to ripen on the plant, rather than being picked too early, ripened artificially and then transported for days or even weeks, in cold storage. That’s why supermarket tomatoes often have a “floury” texture.

Read on for tips on storing, ripening and skinning, and for our brand new selection of recipes for:

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16 06 2010
andyjwilliams

There’s nothing worse that tomatoes bought from the supermarket that have really thick skins and are totally tasteless.

We grow our tomatoes in a greenhouse and plant any surplus plants in the garden. The ones in the garden always have thicker skins than the ones grown in the greenhouse.

18 06 2010
VegBox Recipes

Hey Andy – it’s always lovely to hear from you and your lovely blog.

Couldn’t agree with you more about those tomatoes. And the SMELL when you pick them … Heavenly!

How’s the cooking going these days? Anything deliciously seasonal to share with us?

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