The first good tomatoes of the year arrived a week or two ago at The Root Cellar. I’d be interested to see if Clover’s or Hy-Vee are carrying them yet, but am guessing not. These are from Beamen, which I’m told is a town up by Sedalia. I picked up a few last week and expected the hard, cardboard-flavored tomatoes you get from the grocery store in the winter (it being so early and all). But actually, they’re terrific. Someone’s got a pretty good greenhouse setup.
Needing a quick meal last night the four year-old and I chopped onion and smashed garlic and threw it in olive oil for a bit. Then came a couple of handfuls of spinach from Phil’s Phine Produce. Tossed with pasta and voila, delicious dinner in about 15 minutes (including pasta-boiling time).