Quote of the Day:
How to tell the difference between ripe and overripe? Cradle a tomato gently in your palm. Its skin should be taut rather than slack, and the tomato should feel as if its juices are about to burst out of the tight skin, like a water balloon just before it makes contact with your head.
From "So Many Tomatoes to Stuff in a Week," Melissa Clark, NYT, August 22, 2007