To be honest, I LOVE this series on the circle of life, because none of it would be possible without seeds of faith. Just when we thought the hundred-degree heat, and drought conditions in California, would dry up our garden, there are tomatoes on the vine, almost ready to be picked.
Tomatoes, are wonderful in salads, sandwiches, soups and
sauces. The ones in our garden, after what seemed like forever, turned bright red, are super juicy, and have the fabulous taste of summer in every
Since most of us like pizza and spaghetti, it’s not
surprising to know that Italy is one of the top tomato producing countries in
the world, after China, India, Turkey, Spain and the U.S.
In Italy they are called POMODORO
In Germany, Spain, France and Portugal, the word is TOMATE
In Hungary they call a tomato a PARADICSOM—which also
translates to Eden and Paradise.
In Turkey they are DOMATES
In Holland and South Africa, they say TOMAAT.
Finally, I was able to make a Caprese Salad with avocado. Delicious and worth the wait!
Filled with antioxidants, tomatoes are grown all over the globe and are classified as a fruit, but are also called vegetables. The reasons seem mysterious, but it has to do with the seeds. Those little things that move mountains. The stuff empires are built upon. Tiny little seeds.