Greetings from my sister Alyssa’s couch! I am down in Southern California for the next week taking care of Alyssa and Matt’s kitteh love, Lucia, while they’re off globe trotting in Thailand. Cool news, I heard from Alyssa that one of you awesome readers managed to recognize her while she was there! I’m excited to hear the full run down of how that happened!
The past month has been busy with my school finals, holiday events, work, and planning out 2013. One of the most important aspects that new year will bring for me is making a serious devotion to consuming foods that will be kind to my body. I need to start avoiding the foods made with more science than nature since they seem to be the ones that give me trouble and cause me to chew on Tums the way someone trying to quit cigarettes chews on Nicorette.
I recently got to try a deliciously blended vegetable juice called Tomatina that was sent to me all the way from New York City. Tomatina is a savory combination of seven different gifts of the earth: Tomato, beet, cucumber, red bell pepper, ginger, carrot, and celery.
After chilling in my refrigerator for a few days, I gave my sample of Tomatina a whirl. Upon the first sip, I was amazed at how it tasted like a tomato that had just been plucked from the vine on a warm September afternoon and tenderly mixed by vegetable masters into a perfect blend of flavors and texture.
The mix of the other vegetables and ginger gave the juice a really pleasant and tangy flavor and there were little bits of veggie pulp that thickened up the juice. It was definitely way better than the other vegetable blended juices I have tried and I was very impressed with how they managed to keep the taste so incredibly fresh!
I shared my sample with my father, an avid fan of vegetable juices and mixing them with vodka. His first comment was “Damn, this would make a good Bloody Mary.”
Tomatina is currently available around its home city of New York but is hoping to be available to the rest of the world someday soon. One of the ways this young company is trying to promote itself and get up and running is by using Kickstarter, an online community of do-gooders seeking financial backing from those who are interested.
If you would like to check out more information on Tomatina and maybe even help them with their goal, please watch their video! You can also “like” them on Facebook!
Thanks a lot for the sample, Tomatina! I look forward to hopefully seeing you guys on California store shelves soon!
Peace and tomatoes for all,