13 ways of looking at a cherry tomato…

…well, maybe not quite that many (with apologies to Wallace Stevens).  It takes forever, it seems, for the Sungold cherry tomatoes to ripen.  We started them in March, shuttled them in and out of the house during the frosty nights of April, gently forked them into the ground in May and watched for 8 weeks! as those tiny green marbles swelled and finally, finally ripened to the color of a tropical sunset.

But now that they are here, they are profuse.  Cherry tomatoes for snack.  Cherry tomatoes for breakfast with eggs.  And most gloriously, Crispy and sticky chicken thighs with squashed potatoes and cherry tomatoes from Jamie Oliver’s Jamie at Home.  Jamie suggests you skin the cherry tomatoes–are you kidding?? I asked first, before being converted by their squishy, concentrated, skinless sweetness.  Give it a whirl, and don’t be stingy with the oregano.  You’ll wish cherry tomato season lasted all year.


Post a comment

Seen anything interesting? Let us know & we'll share it!