Thursday, August 20, 2009

Black Krim

Tomato, that is. This heirloom variety originally from The Crimea (Krim in Russian) has started to ripen in the Flippist vegetable garden (AKA The Pots of Horror!) They have a predisposition towards cracking and a tendency to be soft, but oh! such flavor! All that is good about a fresh summer tomato is in there- that winey aroma and a rich, tangy, slightly smoky flavor. The black juice around the seeds only makes the blood-red flesh that much more attractive. I've read that the leaves are poisonous; there's nothing like a little danger to make a BLT more alluring.

By Professor Batty


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