Saturday, August 7, 2010

A Monster Tomato....

    Thanks for dropping in. Hope your Saturday is as sunny and glorious as ours is. This is peak time for vegetables. We harvested the first cucumber last week, the corn is as high as a large horse's eye, and the tomatoes are ripening as we speak.
    Every week, I make a beeline for a certain vegetable stall at Lavelanet market because the couple who run it grow everything they sell. Yesterday, I left with a frisée the size of a steering-wheel, a red pepper as long as my hand, a gorgeous bunch of fresh onions, also long and red--and some tomatoes. Not sure what variety this one is--anyone know?--but doesn't it make you think of a 1950s horror movie? The Tomato That Ate Léran.

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