“Pomodoro”, in Italian.
“Tomato” in English, and the word is similarly sounded in many other languages.
Tomatoes are “Nyanya” in Swahili.
They’re”Yaanyo” in Somali, and “Utamatisi” in Zulu.
Late summer means it’s time to eat tomatoes, to dry tomatoes—
A tomato slice loses about 90% of its weight after a session in the dryer. Some slices remain translucent, and spectacularly show their structure and color when held in the sunshine.
And it’s time to make sauce with tomatoes…
It’s time to give tomatoes away…
It’s time to not be able to pick all your tomatoes…
It’s time to marvel at tomatoes…
We never saw such tomatoes as these silly Zapotecs.
The Zapotec is an inspiring tomato.
One of the Zapotecs had the Soul of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
Not long afterward, we caught a “cousin”.
For a few days now, the cousins have kept an eye on us from the sink windowsill.
They don’t talk much, but they’re very expressive.