If August isn’t National Tomato Month, it should be(Actually, it’s October.) The days are hot and long, perfect for growing big, round, firm, rich, juicy, ripe tomatoes that are bursting with flavor and begging to be eaten. And you don’t have to settle for the standard slicer that you find in other months. You can choose from a plethora of colors and flavors during these dog days of summer: heirlooms for salad, Romas for grilling and sauce, or beefsteaks the size of a softball for fresh tomato sandwiches. Mmm-mmm good!

 

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(August 2009) Fresh Perspectives.