Saturday, July 10, 2010

My love hate relationship with tomatoes

I have a confession to make. I didn't always like tomatoes. Perhaps "didn't like" is misleading. I believe tomatoes were on my list of 4 top loathed foods. (this list also includes ham, Dr. Pepper, and bannanas) The thing is I remember not liking tomatoes. I remember not liking them in my mouth. I was an extremely picky eater, but for me in was a texture thing. I just hated the texture of most vegetables. My family had little patience with me and probably wanted to disown me for not believing in "true love and homegrown tomatoes". Lucky for me, my sister got a gas grill and that brough me back up. As I grew up, my tastes really did change and although I still have texture issues, it really isn't as bad. It was a great surprise to everyone including myself when I started growing tomatoes. When you do that, you have to find a use for them. Well, I started using some cherry/grape tomatoes in certain salads. By doing this I discover one of the best salad combinations. Are you ready for it? Here it is: lettuce, red onions, cherry/grape tomatoes, and some sort of blue cheese dressing.


Clemson is known for its blue cheese and have their own dressing. Unfortuately, it is kind of pricey. I make my own: combine blue cheese cumbles, sour cream, green onions, salt, and pepper, and then add white wine vinegar/and or water to desired consistancy.

Oh, I forgot a major crackers. You have to have the club crackers.


1 comment:

lbmartinez said...

I remember wondering how my "foodie" friend could not like tomatoes. Glad you've kinda come around to my way of thinking. We're just now starting to get tomatoes. I hope we get some good ones before we move and leave our garden to someone else's care.