Monday, August 1, 2011

Les tomates


My first ripe red zebra.


I can't remember which one this is - but it's one of Frank's.


Pale yellow are lemon drop cherries, dark yellow are Frank's cherries, red pear cherries and the red zebra. These almost all went - halved - into a post-Fire Island salad of thin strips of green mango, blanched but crunchy green beans, cilantro, mint and Thai basil from the terrace, and an eye-widening dressing of lime juice, fish sauce, fresh raw ginger, garlic, jalapeno, sugar and black pepper.

Vincent, usually a salad-averse person, scraped his bowl clean.

7 comments:

  1. We're still eating le tomates fairly unadultered now that they have come in. I know which one you have due to its incredibly uniform shape and color. It is Bella Rosa. I have yet to eat mine, I have two ripe on the counter. They hold so well on the counter I think they may taste like the super market! Or not. I grew them in a pot two years ago and I remember it to be late and perfect looking, can't recall flavor.

    Incidentally, the one in the ricotta can was Reisenstraube -the original German grape. Unremarkable so far, except for its little point at the bottom of each large cherry.

    Likey those zebras.

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  2. Wonderful tomatoes. Mitchell won't touch anything but a Better Boy - yikes! - and thinks that yellow tomatoes are by definition something other than tomato. It's like having a five year old around! But I can dream. Your harvest is wonderful.

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  3. That tomato is a thing of beauty!

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  4. I just had to enter another comment because the WV is "catish"! Nothing to do with tomatoes, but how cool is that?!

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  5. love the red zebra tomato...so unique! hope you share this week at Cottage Flora Thursday's!!! oxxo, tracie

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  6. Ohh...I can taste and smell that fabulous dressing.

    Just planted our first tomato plants this side- roma- wish we could get the varieties everyone speaks of!

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  7. that red ripe zebra looks like a work of art and your salad sounds delish.

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