April 04, 2007


An outsider looking in might have thought it was healthy and fine. Or maybe not.

Springtime, for me, always seems to trigger a tomato addiction. Today, I took lunch early because I have been fantacizing all morning at my desk about cooking up some steak sized mater slabs, and with fresh parmesian. Ummmm-mmm.

I don't even know if this is a real food. Have I eaten this before? I can't say it was even good, but man, how I craved it.

Which worries me a lot. Normally, after battling this kind of craving and succumbing to the pressure, I'd run directly to the pharmacy and buy a pregnancy test. But it is springtime, and those tomatoes were as juicy as a puppy's heart. Maybe I'm ok?

Unfortunately, I'm home for lunch, which means stalking all you freaks. Decided I'd veer off the beaten path and read a little about tomatoes. Did y'all know one serving of a tomato based product per day is said to reduce chances of heart disease by 30% (I can't tell you why I can't link you there, but Harvard said so). Kick ass, and I wasn't even trying. I just let my oc go, just a little bit, and blammo, look at me, i'm fighting heart disease. And prostate cancer. I am a badass again. I knew this was going to be a great day!

Or maybe my body is just telling me I'm ripe for freaking heart disease, why else would that last surviving brain cell be sending the message to slop at the tomato trough? Who knows?

Me not know. I'm back to work on belly full of tomatoes, though. Might just be my secret supergurl jet fuel. We'll see.

Posted by shoe at April 4, 2007 11:58 AM | TrackBack

I love me some tomatoes, too. Nothing better than home grown..yummy. It's good to listen to your body ..it tells you what nutrients you need.

Posted by: kelly at April 4, 2007 11:39 AM

Well, next time you drink a bottle of red wine remember- you're reducing your risk of cancer again, good news, huh?

My darling husband can grow some kick butt tomatoes, come visit us in a few months and stock up....

Posted by: holder at April 4, 2007 04:04 PM

Holy crap! A post during the day! I'm planting my tomatoes in about two weeks. Will get the first ones in late June. Yee haw!

Posted by: Denny at April 4, 2007 08:24 PM

Jersey Maters -- finestkind. Really. I figure it's the dioxin.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at April 5, 2007 02:42 AM

"as juicy as a puppy's heart"

yep. We're definitely related...

Posted by: RSM at April 8, 2007 07:46 AM

I reckon my heart will just keep on banging away after I croak because I eat at least one tomato every day..hell, I like 'em for breakfast along with a cackleberry

Posted by: GUYK at April 10, 2007 11:51 AM