TIP OF THE DAY: Edible Centerpiece
|Use a bowl or basket of heirloom tomatoes as an edible centerpiece.
Heirloom tomatoes are grown from seeds of older tomato cultivars—tomatoes that tasted great. The taste disappeared from most markets in the 1950s, after seeds were developed for mass production.
The tomatoes can be found in a wide variety of colors, shapes, flavors and sizes. Some are beautiful in their irregularity—considered a “defect” in the 1950s, but highly desired in the reborn farm-to-table era. The flavors can be so rich and surprising that people who don’t like tomatoes can be converted to fans.
Wash the tomatoes and dry thoroughly. Although the tomatoes are delicious plain, a pinch of sea salt perks up the flavor. We particularly like a sea salt and herb blend.
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