I've always loved late summer and all of its fresh, everything's in season glory. But then October rolls around and the tomatoes start to fade from farmer's markets stands, only to be replaced by apples and root vegetables; both of which I love and welcome their arrival, but I can't help but miss tomatoes. It is for this reason that I always keep cans of good quality tomatoes on hand to help add some freshness and life to sauces and soups during those times when tomatoes are out of season.
Last night I had the pleasure of getting a sneak peek at this year's Muir Glen Limited Edition Reserve tomatoes. These tomatoes are picked in the peak of freshness in Northern California and then packaged up to preserve their freshness. The thing that I like most about the tomatoes is the chunkiness of them. Often times I find that canned tomatoes seem to loose their shape and plumpness but the Muir Glen Reserve tomatoes maintain that heartiness that I like.
|Muir Glenn Fire- Roasted Tomatoes|
|Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese|