Tomatoes are another thing I like to buy in bulk as I tend to use lots of tomatoes in my kitchen, whether for salads or bases for cooked dishes, I make sure have tomatoes on hand.
It’s really great technique that works and can save lots of time when you are busy cooking.
And of course the humble tomato is very, very, good for you!
A great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.
Also the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer.
So what is not to like about tomatoes?
Of course you need vine ripened tomatoes for the best taste.
Nothing worse than a tasteless tomato!
If you have the room and the inclination, I always recommend growing your own.
Getting heirloom varieties growing in your garden provides you with a source of some of the most flavor filled tomatoes you’ll ever eat.
Put them in the oven to cook until the tomatoes are very well done and you have yourself a delicious delight of a dinner.
But then tomatoes go in just about everything so be creative.
But that dish is well worth making.
Living in this culture again after almost forty years is proving to be an interesting experience, I have always visited over the years and of course I know the culture well, however, it is an environment where everything runs in a bit of a chaotic way.
Rules are not followed to the letter and sometimes not to the word.
People are a bit self absorbed, which is true for many places.
I probably should say the wealthier people seem more self absorbed.
Hospitality plays a big part in the culture here but some people tend to act hospitable just as a way to show how their self absorbed selves are so magnanimous!
But one gets used to it.
There are many positives as well of course.
Plus I try and seek out the people who are more real and have some meaning to their life.
Being outside your comfort zone is definitely a great place to dwell.
You learn so much about yourself, and you are forced to pay attention to life.
The same goes for cooking.
Cook outside your comfort zone.
Learn all that you can that you didn’t know before about new and different foods.
Show yourself what you are capable of, and above all, reap the rewards of the risks you take!