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.
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.
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
Find a round up of Garden Fresh Tomato Recipes for Summer, HERE.
You’ll find recipes for Heirloom Tomato Pie, Hot Bacon Caprese Salad, BLT Bruschetta, Easy Muffin Pan Tomato Tarts, Cheese Straw Tomato Tartlets, Heirloom Tomato Tart with Bacon-Studded Crust, and a Farmers Market Bloody Mary!