Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Prize

Look at this beautiful specimen that I picked up last week at the farmer's market. I was a good 4 or 5 inches in diameter and about 3 inches tall. And the colors... red and yellow and orange and peach. It looked like a glorious sunset. I wanted to keep it as a sculptural design element in the kitchen. But we all know it wouldn't last. It wouldn't stay beautiful.

So I took a bunch of pictures. And let it sit there for a day just to look at. Just to gently touch the smooth fiery skin. And then.... I cut it open. I ate it. How did I eat it? With what did I eat this gorgeous heirloom tomato with?

I made a special, out of the way trip to Whole Foods Market to get that Buratta cheese again. I had been dreaming and thinking of it for so long. This was my meal two nights in a row. Pure heaven! So delicious. And if you have not gone out to get that cheese yet, I urge you, do it NOW! You will not regret it.

Oh! I almost forgot. Here are come pictures of the tomatoes at the farmer's market stall and the man who grows them in San Clemente!

He was excited to pose and be on the blog!

8 comments:

Darius T. Williams said...

You're right - this is one beautiful specimen!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Sherry said...

Gorgeous fruits. And a fun farmer!

That Girl said...

I love heirlooms with Burrata - I did some investigation of my own- your burrata is totally different and far more expensive than mine. Mine's $5 and it's ricotta stuffed in mozzarella, not marscapone.

Robin Sue said...

My Whole Foods does not have burrata, so sad beacuse you had my mouth watering for it when you wrote about it earlier. Hey I saw you on Food Buzz's 5 Random Blogs, Very Cool!

Joie de vivre said...

Gorgeous! Count your blessings living in California. Tomato season ended for us with the first freeze three weeks ago. I'm still in mourning. Gorge on tomatoes for the rest of us!

Nicole said...

Darius- They were all so beautiful.

Sherry- He was a really funny guy.

Kate- That is interesting about your different burrata. I will have to see about that one.

Robin Sue- Oh I am sooo sad you cannot find it. You would love it. And yes ... VERY cool to be on the 5 random blogs. It really boosts traffic.

Joie de Vivre- Welcome to my blog! I like your name/title. I will have to go check yours out.

Linda said...

I hope to grow some of these next summer!

You have a beautiful blog.

Nicole said...

Linda- Thank you for visiting my blog. Welcome! And do return. I hope to get back in the swing of posting more often again!

Best of luck with your heirlooms.