Monday, August 17, 2009


Yesterday, we went to a little bit different kind of art exhibition. Adoptive parents were growing 540 different varieties of tomatoes. The idea behind it was to give evolution a face.

Coincidentally the local natural history museum was founded 150 years ago, exactly when Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species. The art project celebrating this is called tomARTen - an acronym of the two German words for tomatoes and species.

Our friends Anigna and Topo were among the adoptive parents and brought their three children for everybody to taste.

The three varieties were:
  • Astrachanskije
  • Aunt Gerti's Gold
  • Dvorzovij (from the palace)

Out of the Astrachanskije Toño & I made some ceviche.

The ceviche was so well received, Toño even had to give an interview.

The day ended at Anigna's and Topo's garden, were we had some more tomatoes (we just can't get enough)...

... and just enjoyed a lazy Sunday afternoon.


Mickle in NZ said...

Cerviche made with super fresh, luscious heiloom tomatoes - just delicimo.

I now always associate the colour orange with Tono. he is looking very fine.

What a super Sunday you had.

Tyler said...

mmmm, that salad looks yummh :)