Monday, February 1, 2010

Shelf gleaning - Black Russian tomatoes

Found these Black Russian tomatoes at Masters Fresh Fruit at the Footscray Market.  $3.99 a kg!  Farmers markets, eat your heart out.  They are an heirloom variety which are dark olive in colour.

To make Black Russian bruschetta, take some crusty bread, toast and rub with a cut garlic clove.  Slice tomatoes and place on top.  Season with plenty of good salt and freshly cracked black pepper.  Scatter torn basil over the top, and drizzle with extra virgin.  Oh yeah!!

Tomato heaven!  These little babies are really sweet, almost no acid.  If only it were tomato season all year round, as I could eat this for breakfast every day.

Masters Fresh Fruit is where I shop every week for my fruit & veg.  It is family-run and the ladies at the checkout are always up for a natter.  The F&V is super fresh.  Masters is in the centre part of the fruit & veg section, opposite the chicken shop - they are straight ahead, to your left if you are coming out of the meat aisle.  You can see their name if you look above the stall.


  1. Hello Ms Baklover - What a wonderful blog! I'm so pleased to be let in on this little secret treasure of the west. I look forward to future posts

  2. Just had to add, yesterday (June 11) Masters had purple heirloom variety carrots.


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