To eat organic, or not to eat organic...
Like most health conscious food lovers, anything that advertises itself to me as 'home-grown' or 'organic' is immediately more attractive.
However, the debate surrounding organic food is very much still up in the air.
I personally prefer eating food that has been grown naturally with minimum use of fertilisers, pesticides, and harmful chemicals. However I understand that it cannot realistically be the sole method of mass food production.
At home we grow our own tomatoes, and I think the best thing about it is knowing the exact journey that the little tom has made: from stalk to plate, it travels little more than 3 meters through the garden and into my kitchen! Perfect for getting that fresh-off-the-vine taste. Never mind being sprayed with preservatives to ensure it lasts the journey from field to truck to supermarket to shopping trolley- it is fresh, juicy and organic.
One of my favourite ways to enjoy our tasty tomatoes is as a snack on Ryvita crisp bread. Spread a layer of caramelised onion chutney on the Ryvita, add some rocket and sliced tomatoes, and you have the perfect summer snack!