The First Hierlooms

Gentle Reader: The first hierlooms are appearing in the Farmer’s Markets here at the 47th parallel. The growers tell me there are more to come but all tomatoes are late this year. I’m trying my best to be patient.

Pictured here are the yummy pear tomatoes, yellow romas and somthing the grower called TD’s–whatever that is. An internet search left me clueless. Regardless, I have crowned my first treasures with Patricia Wells’ Fennel Saffron Salt –which, if left to rest, allows the saffron to bleed a bit of its red-orange magic across the surface of the tomatoes. The salt has a delicate savory and ever-so-slight sweetness. To die for and only makes it harder to be patient.

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About Bonnie Larson Staiger

I'm a poet. Writing is an extension of who I am. On my blog, North Dakota Roots, I share some poetry and some observations about life.
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