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Try tomatoes from the greenmarket right around August. Get a mix and season well with salt, maybe some basil, olive oil, and a splash of good vinegar. Then get back to me on that one.
Originally Posted by Saria

Indeed. People who don't like tomatoes have probably only had crappy supermarket tomatoes.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
One of my favorite childhood memories would be helping my grandfather pick tomatoes from his garden and then getting to eat them. Delicious!


Try tomatoes from the greenmarket right around August. Get a mix and season well with salt, maybe some basil, olive oil, and a splash of good vinegar. Then get back to me on that one.
Originally Posted by Saria

Indeed. People who don't like tomatoes have probably only had crappy supermarket tomatoes.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
I've had fresh tomatoes from a garden, and still think they aren't that great.
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The tomatoes should be heavy and feel like they're ready to burst. They should not be refrigerated. You need to store them room temperature and the salad you make should be room temperature. Salt them well. Tomatoes need a good salting to bring out the sweetness and concentrate flavor. Kosher salt or sea salt, please.
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You mean, people eat salad cold sometimes? I couldn't imagine eating a salad that isn't room temp, ick!
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Try tomatoes from the greenmarket right around August. Get a mix and season well with salt, maybe some basil, olive oil, and a splash of good vinegar. Then get back to me on that one.
Originally Posted by Saria

Indeed. People who don't like tomatoes have probably only had crappy supermarket tomatoes.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
I've had fresh tomatoes from a garden, and still think they aren't that great.
Originally Posted by SarcasmIsBeauty
You must, MUST try grape or cherry tomatoes homegrown or from a farmers' market or other produce stand before you absolutely make up your mind. I've always loved tomatoes, but when I started eating the small ones, I've never gone back to full-sized tomatoes, except for hamburgers or sandwiches. Small tomatoes are intensely flavorful and put all large tomatoes to shame. I use them for everything. My family eat them like candy. There's even a brand in the grocery store that is tolerable during the off-seasons, but I wouldn't normally recommend grocery store tomatoes of any size.
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A lot of people refrigerate tomatoes, which isn't how they should be stored, especially peak season ones. If they're bruised, sure, but otherwise, no need to refrigerate.
Plus greens you want to keep cold. So, they're going to be cold unless you make your salad as soon as you get home. Even then, a dunk in ice water crisps up greens and vegetables like fennel.
A lot of people refrigerate tomatoes, which isn't how they should be stored, especially peak season ones. If they're bruised, sure, but otherwise, no need to refrigerate.
Plus greens you want to keep cold. So, they're going to be cold unless you make your salad as soon as you get home. Even then, a dunk in ice water crisps up greens and vegetables like fennel.
Originally Posted by Saria
Yes, I always keep mine at room temp. I forgot to mention, if you can find dry-farmed tomatoes, all the better. Dry-farming kicks up the flavor intensity even higher. Indescribably delicious for tomato lovers. Better yet, dry-farm your own tomatoes. Easy to do and great for urban "farmers" with space limitations.
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You mean, people eat salad cold sometimes? I couldn't imagine eating a salad that isn't room temp, ick!
Originally Posted by SarcasmIsBeauty
I always eat salad cold. I love to chill my plate too.

Speaking of salad, my kids asked to take salad to school for lunch. I even bought them special tupperware bowls with a fork and small container for dressing. They are so stinkin' excited for tomorrow.
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I don't like tomatoes either, SIB. We've had gardens growing up my whole life, and I've had my fair share of homegrown, perfectly ripe tomatoes.

I don't mind them cooked in things, but I don't like them plain or like, on top of a salad.
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Yay, I'm not the only one kenz! I still eat them though.

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A lot of people refrigerate tomatoes, which isn't how they should be stored, especially peak season ones. If they're bruised, sure, but otherwise, no need to refrigerate.
Plus greens you want to keep cold. So, they're going to be cold unless you make your salad as soon as you get home. Even then, a dunk in ice water crisps up greens and vegetables like fennel.
Originally Posted by Saria
My ex husband and I would argue about that. He insisted that tomatoes had to be kept in the fridge. Bleah. They'd get all mealy.


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Oh my goodness! Now I'm almost as excited as you are!! Post pictures please of the bride and your lovely self! (Lovin' the new hair cut/colour btw)
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I'm pretty excited. I'll take some pics!

Ninja, you may be thinking of the recent wedding shower picture that was in the 'my daughter' thread.

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Sake is read - "Sa-KE" (Kinda like "que" or "KAY," but more "que" not "SA-KI."

I really wish people would stop saying "SA-KI."
I ain't thirsty. There's plenty of fish in the sea, but I don't want all of them, can I have some standards? Or do we just have to settle, for someone's who meh and will do.
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Sake is read - "Sa-KE" (Kinda like "que" or "KAY," but more "que" not "SA-KI."

I really wish people would stop saying "SA-KI."
Originally Posted by kayb
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Sake is read - "Sa-KE" (Kinda like "que" or "KAY," but more "que" not "SA-KI."

I really wish people would stop saying "SA-KI."
Originally Posted by kayb
Hai!

I'm already tired of hearing about Osama. And really tired of politics altogether.
Originally Posted by Tuchie09
Zan nen. Do they say that in Okinawa? I know expressions like mecha (very) means s/t different in Okinawa than it does on the mainland.
I ain't thirsty. There's plenty of fish in the sea, but I don't want all of them, can I have some standards? Or do we just have to settle, for someone's who meh and will do.
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I love a cold salad too, funny how you never think about little things like that other people may really dislike.

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I don't like tomatoes or salads
Originally Posted by kat180
Okay, let me put aside tomatoes. How does one dislike salads? I could even give you soups because some people are freakish about wet foods (sigh). But salads? That's like saying you don't like appetizers. I know I don't really care for boring leafy green salads that exist for the purpose of not fattening someone up, nor do I care for salads with a million things thrown in just because some think the more you put, the better something is. But there's a bunch of different salads out there.
Vietnamese noodle salad
Salade Niçoise
Gado-gado
Thai green papaya salad
Thai crispy watercress salad
Chopped salads
Cobb salad
A salad of potatoes, asparagus, and salmon
Salade Lyonnaise
German potato salad

And so many more! That's just a huge food group.

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