I wanted to make a fruit cobbler for Easter. Robin’s mom has a delicious recipe (she fixed it for our wedding rehearsal dinner, in fact) and I’ve never had the chance to try it out. After a bit of deliberation about the required “fruit pie filling” I decided to make my own filling from tree tomatoes…otherwise known as Prunes de Japon or something in Kinyarwanda that I can’t remember right now.
Thursday I wrote out my market list for Theo and included “30 tree tomatoes.” I wasn’t sure if they were in season so, when I handed him the list, I asked, “Is it possible to get the tree tomato just now? Is it the right time of the year?”
Theo: “Oh yes, it is possible. Just now?”
Me: “Yes, just now.”
I went back inside and was startled to see him immediately head out the gate. Normally he changes into his nicer clothes for a trip to the market and also takes his bike. 5 minutes later he was back with a tiny paper sack. How in the world had he fit 30 tree tomatoes in that tiny sack?
He set the sack on the counter and left.
I peeked inside…
…and saw THREE shiny red tomatoes.
Later in the day I got my tree tomatoes, but I felt so bad that Theo thought I needed tomatoes RIGHT NOW that I used those three nice tomatoes and made curry for lunch.
Photo credit: Dad