too many cherry tomatoes
Aug. 14, 2009 3:21 am
Updated: Aug. 14, 2009 4:12 pm
The first tomatoes that I ever would eat raw were cherry tomatoes. When I was a child, about 7 or 8 years old I liked to grow things in my parents huge garden. But I did not eat tomatoes. I think the raw tomatoes were too acid for my young taste. I had planted cherry tomato seeds that someone had given me in my parents garden. The plants grew taller than me. My cousin Roland (who was an adult and a priest) came to visit us with his mother, my Aunt Dora. I was showing him the plants I planted and how well they were growing. He picked some cherry tomatoes and offered me some. I wouldn't eat them, but he laughed and encouraged me to try what I had grown. So, I did and I have been eating tomatoes ever since.
I planted 2 cherry tomato plants this spring. In addition 2 volunteer grape tomato plants came up early and I allowed them to grow to full size. A co-workers husband planted a lot of tomatoes and she was giving me bags of cherry tomatoes. I found a Barilla pasta recipe that uses 4 cups of cherry tomatoes to make the pasta sauce. So I used more than 5 cups of cherry tomatoes, cut in half sauted with garlic in olive oil to make a sauce. Mixed with any kind of pasta shape, this is really good.
My husband likes to snack on cherry tomatoes. The tomatoes are a healthy snack and are supposed to be good for people with high blood pressure to eat. So the abundance of tomatoes is not being wasted and I hope they are keeping us healthy.