heritage tomatoes

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I look forward to my weekly Surprise Bundle from UglyFood. I like the idea of cooking inspired by what is provided, as well as contributing in this small way to eliminating food waste.

Uglyfood was founded in 2017 with a mission to eliminate food waste and revamp the food ecosystem.Β  Our aim is to make sustainability a part of people’s everyday lives. We operate in the fruits and vegetables space by selling excess or ugly produce, our own branded products, and sustainably sourced goods.

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In the past couple of bundles we’ve enjoyed heritage tomatoes. We don’t habitually buy them as they are pricey so it’s been a treat & delight for us to enjoy these beauties.

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If you would like to join in, ping back to this post and I will include you next week.

Reading your Joyful Posts brings me to my happy place. I hope having them in one place makes it easier for you to find when you need a bit of happy therapy, too.

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This post is my contribution to

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Feature photo is Younger Daughter clutching onto one of the larger beauties.


  1. Hi Ju-Lyn, nice to meet you! I like the name of your blog. These tomatoes are indeed delish, for sure they deserve to be eaten in a special way. Your recipe seems wonderful.


    1. So glad we have crossed paths Elizabeth. I look forward to continuing our journey together!

      I love the name of your blog too! As well as the tagline; it really says so much in an elegant, lyrical manner.

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  2. Hello Ju-Lyn, I’m sorry to be so late this week. Vacation scrambled my calendar. Anyway, we have lots of tomatoes to choose from here in California and, yea, not all of them are kinda ugly – but they taste wonderful. Even mediocre tomatoes taste great to me.
    Anyway, I wanted to offer another story to help you and your readers smile. I wanted one that was food-related so I reached back to my college days when one of my jobs was as a baker and how this turned into a chance to influence a young friend who was having problems with a girl he really – really liked, I was not much older and was in an audacious mood one day and, well, this is what happened. I doubt I would ever try this again, but it makes for a fun story now. I hope you enjoy this wild emotional ride.

    Kneading A Good Friend


    1. You have so many interesting and varied experiences, Gary! It would explain why you have so many eclectic stories to share! Thank you for entrusting them to us.


    1. Depending on where one shops, produce varies in price. Heritage tomatoes are always pricey though – one this large will be at least S$ 6 (about US $ 4.40), I think.

      A punnet of regular cherry tomatoes (about 100g) would run about S$ 3 (US $ 2.2)


  3. Your produce and tomato dish look fresh and yummy. Heirloom tomatoes are expensive here, too, compared to other types of tomatoes. Thank you for the mention and for linking with #weekendcoffeeshare.


  4. Thanks for the mention. You are right, they are ugly. But so tasty. It’s worth the price to buy them, I think. In CA we had a wonderful garden and grew all kinds of fruits and vegetables including my favorites – tomatoes. The yield, after animal attacks, scorching, and pests was sometimes discouraging. I tried growing one tomato plant in a pot here in Prescott, but bunnies, grasshoppers, mice, or something ate everything except a tiny bit of stem sticking out of the soil. So I don’t mind buying what I need in the store. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous-looking way to fix tomatoes. πŸ™‚ Have a great day.


    1. I envy you with your own vegetable garden … we have a small balcony garden which Loving Husband tends … flowers grow mostly ok, but the edibles don’t always do so well.


    1. Most of the imperfections are on the surface – like the tomatoes have some cracks on them. But it doesn’t seem to affect the taste.

      Always welcome in this space, Laurie!

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    1. Interestingly, our bundles have been so far been vegetables in very good condition. It’s called ugly food I think mostly because the fruit is sometimes blemished, but the veggies so far have been very good.

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  5. That’s a big tomato. I’ve never baked a tomato with nuts and cheese. What nut do you use? It looks good and something I may want to try while I have access to homegrown tomatoes from my mom.


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