The letter for today is: T, where I feature temptation and tomato.
Temptation refers to something you shouldn't have. I'm trying to think of what would tempt me, but I can't bring anything to mind. Perhaps I'm too disciplined, or maybe I possess everything I want. I don't eat chocolate or anything that's not good for me. And I don't miss it.
However, this wasn't the case in my youth. I loved melting chocolate on my tongue, eating sweet, milky custard tarts and munching shortbread biscuits with their crumbly texture. As a treat of course. I worked hard and could burn off the calories. I looked forward to the temptation and loved the flavors.
The old name love-fruit refers to the tomato. When the plant first arrived in England, tomato must have been all the rage. Everyone wanted to taste the flesh and slide the seeds down their throat in the tangy, juicy pulp.
A great temptation to those who couldn't afford tomatoes.