My wife has put another tomato plant in the ground this year. Last year she planted one or two and we had enough tomatoes to throw at four or maybe five rotten stage plays. We enjoy tomatoes, but not on an everyday basis and so many of them went bad.
The trick to keeping them fresh, according to a source provided by list member and frequent contributor Lavonne T., is to somehow seal off the stem. Here's a bit explaining it from Cook's Illustrated.
The folks who do the Cook's books - umm, so to speak - also do a television show on the Public Broadcasting System called "America's Test Kitchen."
IF HOLLYWOOD MADE PRIME TIME FOOD SHOWS
"Slaw and Order"
"Lost in Spice"
"The Man from U.N.C.L.E. B.E.N.'s"
"Get Heart Smart"
"Everybody Loves Ramen"
"Peel or No Peel"
"Pork and Mindy"
"The Cukes of Hazzard"
"The Rice is Right"
"Two and a Half Menus"
[Chris White's Top Five on Food; edits and additional material by Mark Raymond]
WORDS for YOUR WEEK: "Let the stoics say what they please, we do not eat for the good of living, but because the meat is savory and the appetite is keen." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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