Winter TomatoesUsually, I don't even bother to buy tomatoes in winter. They are hard, tasteless, and somewhat depressing because I always remember the taste of summer tomatoes. A few days ago, though, I abruptly changed my usual practice. I was visiting BJs, a store that I usually associate with toilet paper and kitty litter. However, this time, I was wandering through their food aisles.
During this visit, I saw a plastic package of small tomatoes. They were so pretty that I just bought them. I didn't care what they tasted like; I was attracted to their appearance. As it turned out, they tasted almost like real tomatoes: juicy, sweet, and just slightly tart. I may rethink my entire approach to winter tomatoes.