Forcing The Conversion


Lately, it seems as though I’m awfully committed to being a tomato liker.  When I was home for Christmas, I ordered a caprese-esque dish from Food + Drink Lab.  Shortly after, I asked my roommate to make a caprese salad for New Year’s Eve dinner.  Over the weekend, I ate tomato on a sandwich on purpose.  And tonight, a caprese salad was once again on my mind.


I picked up a vine of yellow tomatoes at the market, hoping that their lack of redness meant a less tomato-y flavor.


I made a super simple balsamic reduction by bringing 1/2 cup balsamic and 1 teaspoon sugar to a boil and whisking until thick.  And then I assembled: yellow tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, balsamic reduction, fresh basil.


I was severely wrong about the yellow tomatoes being less tomato-y.  They were super seedy/slimy in the middle, but I forced myself to eat them anyway, hoping each tomato experience will bring me closer to that like feeling.  I ate a plate full and then brought the rest up the hill to the boys.  They mounged, they approved.


  1. Beautiful photo…love the mix of color.

  2. I’m so proud of you for continuing to try tomatoes!! All of us will turn you yet!

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