You are what you eat?

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Real Estate Sales Representative with ALLY Real Estate

Patrick J. Lambert Realtor/ Salesperson Century 21 All Islands 808-937-1188

www.patrickjlambert.com

 

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You say tomato, I say tomato sandwich. I grew up on the tomato sandwich. Coming from NJ, where the famous Jersey Tomato arises from it was always a refreshing and delicious sandwich. Then there is the tomato and cucumber salad and of course the BLT. As I sit here eating a delicous tomato sandwich, a tomato that I grew in my very own screen house with bread that my wife made I am hearing the news in the background talking about the salmonilla problem with tomatos. Wow, what a scary thought to think that if I bought that tomato from the store it could be poison. When I was a kid I always had a section of the back yard that was my garden. I loved growing and I loved that my mother would use what I grew for the family. Moving to Hawaii, one of my biggest thrills is being able to grow all year long. I grow lettuce, tomatos, cucumbers, mangos, pineapples, bananas, peppers, green beans. All of the things I like the most. Some of these were not as easy to grow here as they were in Jersey ... different bugs. It has taken me 6 years to get the tomatos to grow and be able to eat them. Year after year my tomatos would get these bugs, just as they were ready to be picked. Finally I got a screen house to keep the bugs out. Once I did that and kept the tomato plants off the ground we got the best, juiciest, largest tomatos I have ever grown in my life. Year round gardening, year round fresh and salmonilla free food that is healthy, grown organically and the pride it gives me to eat what I grew myself makes me feel that same as when I was a kid ... when I did it for fun and excercise. One of the many great reasons that living here in Hawaii is so wonderful.

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Ann-Marie Clements
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I was on the BIG island of Hawaii about 5 years ago.  It was wonderful to see two different regions of the island, the desert part (upscale tourist area) and the rainforest part (where most of the people grew their plants).  It was AWESOME!!!  I had so much Kona coffee and macadomia nuts, I believe that was my exclusive diet while there.  YUM!!! 

I still buy nuts with macadomia nuts in them and still love coffee.  Now, I do eat more mangoes and salads.  I do agree taht you are what you eat.   Veges and fruits with small to medium levels of protein are important, but what is most important is the quality of the food we eat.  Home grown is probably the best, because you know how you created and took care of the veges and fruits.

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Jul 05, 2008 09:52 AM #1
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Randy L. Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

Multiple crops a year is one of the great things about our climate.  I do not think I could survive without tomatoes.

Jul 05, 2008 05:52 PM #2
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Patrick Lambert
ALLY Real Estate - Waikoloa, HI
Hawaii Real Estate Expert

AnnMarie, I love it here for so many reasons. Every year every person on our Christmas card list get a box of Chocolate covered Macadamia nuts.

Jul 06, 2008 03:25 PM #3
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Patrick Lambert
ALLY Real Estate - Waikoloa, HI
Hawaii Real Estate Expert

Randy, the tomato is my favorite fruit, no veggie, no fruit, no veggie. Did they ever solve that issue?

Jul 06, 2008 03:42 PM #4
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