Wordless Wednesday — The Best Tomatoes in the Universe

I of W Tomatoes

Isle of Wight Tomatoes

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

16 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday — The Best Tomatoes in the Universe”

    1. You’re right about that, Dale. And those tomatoes are not only beautiful to look at, but they’re mouthwateringly delicious to eat. Even those green ones that might not look ripe but are that colour when ready to eat.

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    1. Thank you, Carla. Those tomatoes begged to have their photo taken when they arrived with my grocery order this morning. I’m always so excited when the first crop of the year comes on sale from the Isle of Wight. Imported tomatoes just don’t taste the same — they lose flavour so quickly and are as hard as bullets. We’ve not had much luck growing our own tomatoes either on our allotment or in our garden. They don’t like the sea salt in the air and last year blight seemed to attack every tomato plant in the town.

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  1. What a deligthful array of healthy colour…do we get IOW tomatoes in the shops? I try to grow mine every year but they don’t do well. The only time I had lovely homegrown was living in California, naturally. Corgettes too (or zucchini as they are called over there). The kids got used to summers filled with home made ratouille (spelt wrong, I’m sure) and learned to love it 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend, will be in touch… love & hugs xxxx

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    1. I’m not sure whether they sell them in the shops on the mainland. I buy mine from Ocado. I’ll see if there are any contact details on the packaging of the next lot I buy, then you can ring them or email them in the Isle of Wight and ask them where you can get them… love and hugs xxxx

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      1. Thanks Sarah, that would be great. I’ve been meaning to try Ocado, so this will get me started! Hope you’re enjoying the long weekend. I’ll be in touch soon! Love & hugs 🙂 xxxx

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      2. Finally, Sherri the tomatoes have been the persuaders. Ocado also has some Isle of Wight ripened-on-the-vine red cherry toms available. They’re pretty tasty as well. The green ones are my favourite ones from the mixed packet. They’re particularly sweet. Likewise, I’ll be in touch with you soon. Love and hugs xxxx

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  2. Brings back memories of my grandad who was a master gardener and had a kitchen awash with rich smells and colours from his garden. Not like today where for some weird reason we are compelled to cram our fresh veg in the fridge.

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    1. Some fruit and vegetables are not meant to be kept in the fridge, despite what the supermarket labels say, but I’m guessing they have to say that as a lot of produce has been ages in transit and then hanging about in the warehouse for ages before even reaching the supermarket shelves. (A little advert here — that’s why I shop online from Ocado for anything not available from our allotment!). Tomatoes are never meant to be stored in the fridge. I keep mine in a cupboard at room temperature and those Isle of Wight ones can last for 2-3 weeks.


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