Noun – an old-fashioned term for a tomato.
Synonyms – tomato
I love my tomato plant.
I love the way the leaves smell like fresh, green aromatherapy.
I love how sweet and tender the little, yellow flowers look before they morph into baby tomatoes.
I love how I never put a stake in it and it is turning into a clinging vine, with stalks and leaves taking over one entire side of my balcony railing.
I love watching the rows of tiny, bright green globes turn into juicy, red, ripe tomatoes.
I love how there are currently over fifty “love apples” growing on my plant.
I love how my plant has proven wrong everyone who said I couldn’t grow tomatoes on a Northeast balcony.
I love everything about my tomato plant.
Now it’s time to start harvesting my lovely plant so I asked Chef Pedro (my advisor on all things food related) for his best kick-ass salsa recipe and here it is:
Mango and Love Apple Salsa
- 40 cherry tomatoes, from the garden, diced
- 1 mango, diced
- ¼ med. red onion, finely diced
- 1 med yellow pepper finely diced
- ½ squeeze fresh lime juice
- 2 Tbs. fresh cilantro
- ¼ tsp. chipotle chili powder
- 1 tsp. fresh garlic, diced
- a few pinches sea salt
- Fresh pepper
Add tortilla chips, margaritas, a couple of friends and you have the ingredients for a really great Friday night!