Today is an ode to food that is flat out gorgeous, as well as delicious.
Behold, the heirloom Black Cherry Tomato. With a natural color that results from pollination from different cherry tomato colors, these make a beautiful addition to a tomato salad. Or just strew a handful onto the dinner plate alongside whatever else you’re eating.
They’re from Mexico (grown in a hothouse or shade house), and cost in the neighborhood of $3.49; distributed by Melissa’s Produce . (Melissa’s kindly sent me a sample to try.)
But never mind all that. Just behold their beauty.
My children consider cherry tomatoes candy. That works for me.
Chicken, Orzo, Artichoke Salad