Monday, February 4, 2008

A Little Winter Sunshine


If you have ever been in WF, you know that they have the most wonderful produce departments. Every time I go in, someone is straightening and/or restocking the vegetables and fruits, and every item looks absolutely fresh and bright and delicious. I couldn't resist taking a photo of the tomatoes. Good tomatoes are so hard to find in the winter, and these looked and smelled great. I didn't end up buying any, however, as I thought the price a little too high.

What fruit or vegetable do you miss most in winter?

15 comments:

Jim said...

The do look like they taste great. I like my summertime corn on the cob. We put it on the grill on Sundays with our meat and spuds. I guess we could do that now, but its not the same as in the summer.

Ham said...

It's a matter of some sadness to me that the seasonality of foods has all but disappeared. Here, the idea that any desirable food should be confined to a season has gone. Green beans? All year round? Peaches? Oranges? Tomatoes? Carrots? All year. OK, prices go down in season, but that's it.

Where I shop there are still the odd one or two things that pop up in season - seville oranges for marmalade for 2-3 weeks in January. Cob nuts in the autumn. I enjoy that.

(and many thanks for adding the link!)

Lady Di Tn said...

Home grown tomatoes. I can eat them anyway you fix them but like them most of all on white bread with mayo and basil. Yummy.

cook eat FRET said...

summer... perfect corn. the kind you can just eat raw. it's hard to find great corn nowadays though. even locally. but last year was a rough year for farmers here in mid TN. frost then extreme heat and drought. so i am hoping for perfect corn in july/august'08.

quintarantino said...

Gee, can´t really tell ... let me see ... melons? watermelons? cherries? no, I can get them caming from abroad. Between you and me, I really miss those vegetables and fruits "au nature" ... those coming from the backyard.

Amy Beth said...

Hi. I just found your blog recently (through Ham's London Daily blog) and I've really enjoyed looking at all of your beautiful pictures!

I miss tomatoes and strawberries. I've even been called a tomato snob. I usually grow a garden in my back yard so I can just step outside my back door and go pick a lovely tomato, come back in and make a lovely BLT (hold the L).

Rambling Round said...

I miss fresh corn!

Squirrel said...

Ha! I had to laugh when I saw this--I was thinking of posting a pic of some tomato plants in someone's front yard from last summer-- just for a bit of zing and a break from al the winter shades of blue, brown, and grey.

This is a super cheerful shot--Love it!

Squirrel said...

When I find decent tomatoes in winter I usually buy one and eat it like an apple.

Ming the Merciless said...

I love fresh, in season tomatoes. I hate refrigerated tomatoes because they become milly and tasteless.

Those tomatoes look delicious.

Bergson said...

very pretty these two-tone tomatos


I will take 2 of them at twelve o'clock

oldmanlincoln said...

I will admit these look really nice but I have yet to see anything to compare to our new Krogers store. Wow. They put their displays together in ways that almost force people to buy. I mean you can go in that store to buy a newspaper and come out with a shopping cart filled with sacks of groceries. Amazing.

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Yes, good tomatoes is what I miss most. I miss the wonderful heirloom toms grown locally and only available for four or six weeks. Sigh. That and the very silky mesclun, also locally grown.

BTW, Chris, regarding the question you left on my blog, I updated the blog with that info. Here it is:

The curved façade on the right belongs to the Lithgow building, which was converted into office space, storefronts and low-income housing in 1999. More Codman Square buildings info here..

smilnsigh said...

Grrrrrrrrreat photo! This makes me more long for the coming of warmer weather... Than pics of flowers do! ,-)

And you pictured what I think is the most missed veggie, for me. I'm up north and "Winter tomatoes" are not worth buying, around my neck of the woods.

'Miss Mari-Nanci'

Felicia said...

Those look straight out of the garden...well except for the stickers. I'm surprised that you got away with taking photos in Whole Foods. I've been admonished at other supermarkets and I have a vague memory of a former DP guy (maybe from Virginia) that got in trouble at Whole Foods for taking photos. Be careful! ;)