Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Winter Tomato Salad

So I hoaxed a few of you with my wonderful heirloom tomatoes in Midwinter Melbourne in my last harvest post. Wish I could admit to having grown them. That said I have grown tomatoes in Winter before, inside the windows of my apartment where it was an ersatz greenhouse. Unfortunately flies and tomato disease became a problem so I didn't pursue that option this year. Having tomato withdrawals, stirred by all the lovely tomato photos trickling down from the Northern Hemisphere, you can see why I was delighted when I saw these at the markets. $15 a kilo, but worth every cent! They were a tad expensive so I decided to savour them in several meals. The green zebra went into lovely sandwich, while a small part of the yellow and red went into this ...





tuna, tomato and avocado salad. Weirdly refreshing despite the cool day. I also used some in tonight's panko crumbed chicken wrap (again with avocado.) There is still a part of the purple one left! And just so we can all drool one more time, here is a photo repeat!


2 comments:

Stevie from GardenTherapy.ca said...

beautiful tomatoes and the salad loosk great!

prue said...

Hi Stevie - it was tasty too. Wish I could get tomatoes like that from my own garden though.