Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tomato Tomahto


You say tomato, I say tomahto...either way they are my favorite things to grow, there is nothing like a fresh picked tomato! I have 6 varieties of tomatoes growing in my garden this year, my favorites are the grape and the heirloom variety. The grapes are so sweet like candy and a great snack to nibble on. I also like  to roast them to toss into pasta and for pizza. This is my first year growing the heirloom tomatoes and they are HUGE, very meaty and tasty. Today I picked about 7 and I am making a fresh sauce. I do not follow any recipe just a little of this and that. Olive oil, fresh garlic and chopped onions, fresh basil, some red pepper flakes, salt,fresh ground pepper and let simmer. I will need to add some tomato paste later to thicken it up. An easy sauce that you can do so much with.


What's your favorite summer time veggie? Do you have a favorite recipe to share?

6 comments:

  1. I say maters. But just some times. I've fallen in love with the German Johnson heirlooms that I get at the farmers market. I'm still waiting for my first tomato. We got a late start with the move and all. Tomatos are my favourite summer vegie, with a dash of salt and pepper.

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  2. your tomatoes look beautiful! I have heirloom tomatoes in my garden too, they are just now blooming, so it will be a while before I get to harvest any right now the biggest one is the size of a small marble, I also have chocolate cherry tomatoes, and brandy vine...we haven't had much of a summer here so I think everything will be late, I finally had one zuchinni big enough to pick!

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  3. Yep, I'm a mater girl too. And fresh tomatoes and avocados with a little drizzle of olive oil and sea salt, uummmmm!!!!

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  4. Oh, they are soooo beautiful! I hit the farmers market yesterday and got some, gazpacho in the fridge!

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  5. Love a good tomato. Will have some with fresh peas and squash for dinner.:)
    Enjoy your week - Gonna be another hot one.

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  6. Those look fantastic! I love tomatoes. I have 8 plants planted but my tomatoes are still green. We planted late as we had snow May 15th. Can't wait to eat mine. Love all your new designs.

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