Summertime is just around the corner and soon the farmers markets will be loaded with fresh vegetables, especially fat, ripe red tomatoes.
Nothing is more delicious than a still- warm, just-off-the-vine tomato. But all tomatoes are not equal.
One test will help you find the perfect tomato: Smell it.
No smell, no taste.
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I love red, ripe tomatoes and think that a mayonnaise and tomato sandwich is one of the best uses of a fresh tomato, but a Caprese salad also is a top choice.
Simply slice to the same thickness tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese and garnish with fresh basil leaves. Douse with your best olive oil, and it is a wonderful summertime treat.