Thursday, August 30, 2012


I am enjoying one of summer's simple pleasures: A perfectly round, perfectly ripe, perfectly delicious, perfectly delightful tomato.

Much like a mate, finding a good-looking tomato is easy; finding one with substance that's also nice and sweet? Now that's another matter entirely.

Until now.

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For lo, I have discovered the lovely Kumato®— a super-sweet and small (just an inch and a half in diameter) tomato that is brownish-green on the outside and reddish-green on the inside. Yes, quite unusual but OH so delicious! I buy them by the 6-pack at Trader Joe's for the very reasonable sum of $3.49. They're imported (thank you, Canada!) and their flavor can't be beat. They don't even need to ripen. Just pop 'um in the 'frig. They are consistently yummy, I swear. 

And no, this is not a paid announcement. Just sharing a little culinary secret with my besties!

PS Hats off to the JBBC challenge — for were it not for Marie, I would never have given the Kumato its due!


  1. I have never heard of a kumato -- until now. Wow. I think I'll have to go to Trader Joe's and see what it's all about. The pictures are mouth-wateringly gorgeous.

  2. Am I the only one who saw the first photo of the pair of tomatoes and thought of reconstructed breasts?? LOL!

  3. Renn,
    How amazing. I haven't heard of the kumato either. What an interesting discovery! And pink under belly, you are not the only one who thought of reconstructed breasts! That thought crossed my mind as well.

  4. Now you gotta know I posed those tomatoes for that very reason (a little Kumato humor! LOL!)

  5. This is a new one on me...but looking at the pic..I can almost smell and taste its juiciness. Thanks for sharing - next time I am in the USA..I will be keeping an eye out for these little beauties

  6. I love the idea of a kumado. Never heard of it, but now, thanks to Marie, it's out there. And Beth also posted about apples. We are on a roll with this celebration of the ordinary, for sure! xox


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