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Winter tomatoes

February 25th 03:02pm, 2009

Just exactly how is a person supposed to get a respectable tomato fix in the dead of winter? Until a few days ago, you would have received one of two answers from me depending on my caffeine intake: Either a simple “Can’t be done” or a long-winded diatribe that included cashing in tens of thousands of frequent-flier miles.

Now, though, everything has changed. While browsing through Extra Virgin, an Olive Ovation in Clayton, I happened across A L’Olivier’s Tomate Vinaigre. It was everything a tomato should be, tart enough to slightly pucker the back of your jaw, sweet, juicy (I didn’t know juicy was a taste until I tried this) and intense. The vinegar is surprisingly understated and merely serves as a catalyst for the tomato flavors to sing on your palate. Ladies and gentlemen, this is bottled summer.

So, if you ask me of winter tomatoes, pray I’ve not had my coffee or I may just drive you to Clayton and force you to buy a bottle on the spot, you know, for your own peace of mind.

Dennis Lowery
Photo courtesy of Extra Virgin, an Olive Ovation

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2 Responses to “Winter tomatoes”

  1. Bret Says:
    February 26th, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    So how much does a bottle cost?

  2. Gene Says:
    March 13th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    $16

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