Friday, February 24, 2012
Hydroponic Salad Greens and Windowsill Tomatoes
If you want to learn more about Finger Lakes Fresh or how hydroponic greens are grown, they have a video on their website. Cornell is involved, and you may have seen the FLF greenhouses when you drive north out of Ithaca.
I am just using an air drying technique. My containers have good ventilation and the window is on the north side of the house, so it is weak light. Anyway, it is magic!! I love these tomatoes.
Shriveled sweetness was my answer.
fyi -- I never put my tomatoes in the refrigerator -- I don't know if it is the right thing to do or not, but I just can't stand cold tomatoes in a salad. I particularly don't like restaurants to serve cold tomatoes. Made-in-advance, refrigerated salads turn me off. I'd be a picky restaurant reviewer.
But a salad from Finger Lake Fresh greens and windowsill tomatoes turns me on. Especially when it is dressed with a simple vinaigrette of good olive oil, vinegar and salt and pepper.
I am hoping that our Wegman's will add the Finger Lakes Fresh arugula, and eventually, their spinach, too. And I hear that Wegman's has hydroponic tomatoes in some of their stores, too. Sarah said she bought hydroponic yellow tomatoes in Buffalo at her Weggies, and they were the talk of the dinner when she served them in her salad.