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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.
 
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bonnie 
Aug. 14, 2009 4:27 am
You can also pop them in the freezer. The texture will be ruined, but the flavor is a real joy in the winter.
 
Aug. 14, 2009 7:41 am
My kidlets (5 and 1 year old) love tomatoes. We are growing 11 upside-down cherry, grape, and pear tomatoes just for them to snack on and to cook with. I love sending my older daughter to school with fresh picked tomatoes in her lunchbox.
 
Aug. 14, 2009 10:29 am
My daughter, who's 8 yrs old, loves tomatoes. Sprinkle a little salt on them and she's good to go. When I was a kid, my mom told me that the slimy seedy stuff in the tomato was it's "guts"....I refused to eat the guts of anything! So I didn't know I like them til I was grown.
 
PeggyM 
Aug. 14, 2009 4:12 pm
I was like you as a child. When I was little I thought tomatoes looked so pretty, but I didn't like them and the juice if it got on my face, caused a red rash. I kept trying them as I grew up. It wasn't until my early 20's that i finally liked eating them, a got over the rash thing. I have 13 different varieties growing as we speak, mostly heirlooms. I roast a lot of my excess ones. A cookie sheet, olive oil, salt and pepper, and in the oven they go. Goes into making sauce, soup or whatever. I am really into the orange and yellow varieties. Unique and pretty.
 
 
 
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