Sunday, December 2, 2007

Tomatoes, the flexible fruit

Tomatoes are a fruit disguised as a vegetable. It's juicy but not sweet, and tastes best with a sprinkling of salt instead of sugar. You won't find tomatoes on top of a cake or in a fruit pie.

They are best loved as vegetables. Salsa, marinara sauces, BLTs, and pizza are just a few of the many foods that we use tomatoes for. Delicious raw, fried, stewed, roasted, grilled, and just about any other way imaginable, they are the ideal cooking staple.