I definitely believe that the uglier the tomato, the better it tastes! We went to the farmer's market at Pepper Place this past weekend and I bought some yummy Heirloom tomatoes. Its funny, I hated tomatoes until I got into cooking and tried my first summer tomato. The difference in a grocery store tomato and a farmers market tomato is HUGE.
I catch myself fantasizing about what my next tomato sandwich will taste like. Just this morning I had a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich for breakfast. Now I want a candy bar :(
I always loved watching my mom cook when I was a little girl. It became clear by an early age that I had a love for being in the kitchen. Before my 18th Birthday I had more kitchen gadgets than anyone else I knew. Now I cook in my own kitchen for my husband and for my friends and family. Joey, my husband, jokes about how we need to rent a storage room for all of my kitchen toys. In 2008 I started cooking for others. Now, I have made a small business out of what I love doing most, preparing healthy, homemade meals for other busy locals in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. My motto is simple..."Stick that in your oven!!" Now that I'm a mom to an amazingly precious boy, I don't cook as many gourmet meals as I once did, nor do I offer my catering as often as I'd like. I'm slowly beginning to cook for the public again and couldn't be more excited!