You Say Tomato, I Say Fresh. . .
You Say Tomato, I Say Summer. . .
You Say Tomato, I Say Italy. . .
You Say Tomato, I Say Salsa. . .
You Say Tomato, I Say Pass the Bacon, Lettuce & Duke’s Mayonnaise :-)
However you slice it, nothing says “summer” like a fresh-from-the-garden tomato. . .
We plant our favorite tomato varieties each year. . . German Johnsons, Cherokee Purples & Pink Brandywines. . .
Add a couple of Carolina Golds from the farmers market and you have one of our favorite ways to enjoy heirloom tomatoes. . .
Heirloom Tomato Carpaccio Salad~ heirloom tomatoes~ sliced extremely thin~ onion, capers, shaved parmesan, basil, olive oil, salt & pepper. You can also add pine nuts, shaved fennel, or balsamic vinegar~ whatever ingredients you prefer.
If you’re looking for inspiration with your surplus of summer tomatoes, you can find some fresh ideas for tomatoes from Southern Living, here.
I spied this recipe for Heirloom Tomato Pie on the cover of the July/August issue of Food Network Magazine. . . it looked so mouth-watering, I had to try it.
We were not disappointed! Definitely worth the effort and so much better than another tomato pie I’ve made~
The key to this pie for me is the cornmeal crust, and the addition of thyme and manchego cheese. . .
You can find the recipe at Food Network’s site, here.
“Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.”
~Henry David Thoreau
You Say Tomato Table Details:
Tomato Salad Plates & Dinner Plates/ Pier 1
Placemats/ Bed, Bath & Beyond
Napkins & Goblets/ HomeGoods
Napkin Rings/ Pottery Barn
Chargers/ World Market