Friday Foodie Fix – Tomato

Friday Foodie Fix

Friday Foodie Fix

This is the time of year you want to head to the farmers market to buy your tomatoes.  Vine ripened, organic, juicy and delicious is what you will find.  With more than a thousand varieties I hope you find one you like.  There are deep red, vivid orange to even dark purple.  I’d like to find some of the purple ones.  I’m really hooked on the orange ones right now.  Super sweet.   If you have not figured it out yet, tomatoes are this week’s Friday Foodie Fix Secret Ingredient.

Here is your quiz for the day.  See how many you get right.  Answers at the bottom.  If I could figure out how to turn them upside down I would but I’m not that talented.

  1. Are tomatoes fruits or vegetables? fruit or vegetable
  2. How do you get your vitamin E from tomatoes?  Eat them cooked or raw?
  3. Tomatoes are full of lycopene, a naturally occurring antioxidant?  Yes or No
  4. Tomatoes are part of the night shade family?  Yes or No
  5. Store your tomatoes in the refrigerator?  Yes or No
  6. If  bruised or dropped, tomatoes lose significant amounts of nutrients?  Yes or No

So how did you do? If you got 4 or more right you are a tomato expert.  Way to go!  If you got 3 or less you better go buy some tomatoes.

Tomatoes Here are a few of my recipes with tomatoes.  How about yours?  Add in your recipes with Mr Linky or leave them in the comments section.

Gluten Free BLGT Sandwich, Chili Piquin Vegetarian Tortilla Soup,  and Turkey-Roni.

Next week’s Secret Ingredient is …………………Corn!


Answers to quiz:

1. fruit

2. raw

3. yes

4. yes

5. no, they will lose their taste

6. yes

13 Responses to Friday Foodie Fix – Tomato

  1. Linda August 14, 2009 at 9:05 am #

    I didn't know that about dropping tomatoes. Not that I thought it was good for them, but I sometimes carry too many in from the garden and one falls. I'll be more careful now. Thanks for hosting!

    • Diane August 19, 2009 at 9:05 am #

      Linda- I had no idea either. Crazy facts I find.

  2. Linda August 14, 2009 at 1:05 pm #

    I didn’t know that about dropping tomatoes. Not that I thought it was good for them, but I sometimes carry too many in from the garden and one falls. I’ll be more careful now. Thanks for hosting!

    • Diane August 19, 2009 at 1:05 pm #

      Linda- I had no idea either. Crazy facts I find.

  3. kirsten santucci August 14, 2009 at 4:32 pm #

    Mmmm…vine ripened tomatoes…my fave! I eat them rather simply, but it's delicious.

    In small bowl, whisk together Balsamic Vinaigrette, Olive Oil, Chopped Parsley or Basil, Sea Salt, Pepper. Add in sliced tomatoes

    • Diane August 19, 2009 at 9:05 am #

      Kirsten- Love the way you think!

  4. kirsten santucci August 14, 2009 at 8:32 pm #

    Mmmm…vine ripened tomatoes…my fave! I eat them rather simply, but it’s delicious.
    In small bowl, whisk together Balsamic Vinaigrette, Olive Oil, Chopped Parsley or Basil, Sea Salt, Pepper. Add in sliced tomatoes

    • Diane August 19, 2009 at 1:05 pm #

      Kirsten- Love the way you think!

  5. Jenn August 14, 2009 at 5:22 pm #

    Totally did not know about dropping tomatoes affecting nutrient content – I will make sure to be extra careful with mine! I love tomatoes, they are a great symbol of summer :)

    • Diane August 19, 2009 at 9:06 am #

      Jenn- Who would have thunk it!

  6. Jenn August 14, 2009 at 9:22 pm #

    Totally did not know about dropping tomatoes affecting nutrient content – I will make sure to be extra careful with mine! I love tomatoes, they are a great symbol of summer :)

    • Diane August 19, 2009 at 1:06 pm #

      Jenn- Who would have thunk it!

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