Thursday, October 12, 2017

A Vegetable by Any Other Color

When it comes to food, I'm fond of classics. Don't get me wrong; I love to try new things, but sometimes I get annoyed when a restaurant or recipe messes up a perfect food just to be different. It's not as though I eat so many deviled eggs, for example, that I need blue cheese and jalepenos added for variety. 

That may be why I'm always a little skeptical of oddly colored vegetables. While Indian corn makes a beautiful decoration, blue corn chips just don't seem right. I'm only a recent convert to white sweet corn. It tastes delicious, but it's not yellow. And now I've discovered black cherry tomatoes.

I planted them more or less by accident. I wanted another cherry tomato plant, but the only ones available where I was shopping were black cherries. Well, it turns out a black cherry tomato is the sweetest tomato I've ever tasted. Much sweeter than regular cherry tomatoes. In fact, they're almost too sweet, but very good. They're also prolific, healthy, and easy to grow. They have almost everything I could want in a tomato. But they're not red.

How do you feel about it? Do you like blue corn? Purple cabbage? White peaches? Or do you feel, as I do, that corn is yellow, cabbage is green, peaches are, well, peach-colored, and tomatoes should be red? 

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