So, it’s Monday and I have some Cocktail Truss Tomatoes still sitting in the fridge for about a week now. And I felt like I had to do something with them before they started rotting. I thought they were simply giant-sized cherry tomatoes, but a Google search found that…
“Truss” refers to the fact that these tomatoes are ripened on the vine (as opposed to being picked unripe and then left to ripen actually off the vine) which maximizes their flavour. They are then picked still attached to their stem. Also, the tomatoes at the top of the vine, the truss, ripen the first. If baking, pierce the skin to avoid the tomatoes exploding. Keep them out, in a bowl, at room temperature; don’t keep them in the fridge – the cold spoils their flavour.
Oops. Didn’t know they should be kept at room temperature. Oh well.
Anyway, I came up with a quick 5-picture story, or comic strip if you’d like, about my Sonny Angels and the tomatoes, hence the title ‘Sonny And The Giant Tomatoes’. 😀
Ok, I have no idea what they were doing in the last bit. 😀 Kinda like what people do at the fountain of wealth, I guess. Just going round in circles.
And if you are a parent, feel free to share this story with your kid and ask:
1) Is the tomato a fruit or a vegetable? *wink*
2) If you find something strange on the ground, and you think it might be food, should you pick it up and eat it?
3) If you find a lot of yummy food, should you eat it yourself or share it with your friends?
(In case you are wondering what those toys are, and where to get them, check out my blogpost about Sonny Angel HERE)