Saturday, August 8, 2009

santa monica farmers market - part 1

It's always exciting to check out new varieties of heirloom tomatoes at the Farmers Market. Before reaching my hand to the sample platters, it's already a feast for my eyes. When you are picking tomatoes, try to trust your nose too. Tomatoes grew in a field tend to have more taste and frangrant. In general, the darker the color (dark red to purplish red), the stronger the flavor. Orange and yellow tomatoes are usually sweeter like fruits. Green ones are usually crisp and acidic. It's a hot summer this year and of course I am going to use these juicy delicious tomatoes for salad (no cooking needed). My perfect summer salad is a good mix of tomatoes in different colors. Nothing fancy, just add freshly grounded sea salt and black pepper and drizzle them with olive oil.

I'm now heading out for a wedding in downtown LA. Will post other goodies from the market when I come back. Have a nice weekend everybody!

Santa Monica Farmers Market

Arizona Ave and 2nd St: 8:30am - 1:30pm, every Wednesday

Arizona Ave & 3rd: 8:30am - 1:30pm, every Wednesday

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