Wednesday, May 4, 2016

PILE OF HEIRLOOM TOMATOES

Nope, not from our garden (someday!), but we did pick these up at a local farmers market during our errand running over the weekend...

Assorted Heirloom Tomatoes
...now what to do with them?  They are a bit too good to just smash up or roast in the oven.

Anyone have any great tomato ideas?

UPDATE:




This is what we did with a  few.  We didn't have mozzarella and the store downstairs was closed so we just made our own almost Caprese salad with tomatoes, basil, olive oil, salt and balsamic vinegar.

YUMMY!



30 comments:

Fiona said...

We are dying for fresh tomato sandwiches on sourdough bread with simple pepper and salt....maybe mayonnaise[home made]

beachdaddy said...

Fiona ... perfect .. I'd add a swipe of good mayonnaise also ... yum!!!! Or stand over the kitchen sink with a salt shaker and eat them bite after bite!!!

carol pavlik said...

I am so jealous! We have months till good tomatoes come in. Right now, you might as well eat a picture of a tomato as one from the store.

Sol said...

Bruschetta yum

Texas Rose said...

Those look sooo pretty and delicious!

Simple but good: Tomatoes and avocadoes with olive oil, lemon juice, and balsamic vinegar; salt and pepper.

Tomatoes with Garlic Oil: Sauté some garlic in olive oil. Drizzle over tomatoes; salt and pepper. Sprinkle with chives and basil.

Caprese salad: Alternate slices of tomatoes, whole basil leaves, and mozzarella on a plate.
Drizzle with dressing of white wine, lemon juice, and olive oil; salt and pepper.

Byron b said...

You should he a photographer it's so pretty!

Byron b said...

That should be "be" ha.

Sandy said...

1st Man
Heirloom tomatoes are a little piece of heaven.
I'm just going to say, I agree with everyone above on what to make/do with these tomatoes.

kymber said...

+1 to beachdaddy - that would be what i would do with them!

kymber said...

i'm with beachdaddy - just eat them like apples and let them drip all down your chin and arms and clothes. (just another reason not to wear clothes - cleanup is a breeze!)

sending much love to you and 2nd Man, as always! your friend,
kymber

Gail said...

If they are heirloom, save some seeds! Dad always let his seeds dry on paper towels then they were easy to plant.

Colleen said...

My thoughts the same as Gail. Save some seeds and let them dry really well and once dry put in paper envelope ( not plastic baggies) and label.
I just planted 12 strawberry plants along with 4 more tomato plants this morning.
Was getting rather hot out so had to quit and come in. I still have cherry tomato plant to put in container yet but will do that early in the morning or this evening yet once it cools down some. Needless to say, I got rather pink working outside this morning.
I will be heading to the nursery later to pick me up some white strawberries (Hula Berry) They are white with red seeds and have the taste of pineapple.
Enjoy your tomato feast and have a great evening.

FionaG said...

Yep, I'm with Gail and Colleen. First things first, save some seeds!

laurie said...

yum!! I think you fixed them best,, simple is sometimes best,,

1st Man said...

Ooh, on sourdough with mayo sounds yummy! Thanks!!

1st Man said...

LOL! +2 to both of you, sometimes the simplest is the best! Thanks!!

1st Man said...

Oh dang, sorry to make your mouth water, ha. I know what you mean about out of season store tomatoes, yuck. :-)

1st Man said...

Ah, bruschetta, didn't think about that! Thank you!!!

1st Man said...

Thanks! Yum, I love LOVE avocados, thanks for that suggestion! Yummy!!! And garlic oil? Well garlic makes everything good doesn't it? Ha. And we had the "almost" caprese salad anyway, ha. Love the white wine idea too.

1st Man said...

Well, aren't you nice, thank you for that. I think it's a combination of good camera and lucky lighting, ha. Actually though, now that I think about it, the top picture was taken with my iPhone, go figure, ha. Thanks again, I'll try to keep it up!

1st Man said...

Aren't they though? Thanks!! I'll eat one for you!

1st Man said...

Naked eating! That's so scandalous! Just might have to try it (at the farm, not out on the balcony in the high-rise, LOL!!!) Much love to you!

1st Man said...

Oh my gosh, great idea, can't hurt right? And how ingenious is it to dry on paper towels? Then you just plant the piece of paper towel in the hole. You're Dad was a smart man!!!

1st Man said...

Thanks, I'll try that out. Like I said, it can't hurt, right?

Ah strawberries...I so want to grow some. I need to find the right place (and way to water them with an irrigation system of some sort). I have seen the white ones but never ate them. If you get some growing and harvesting, let us know!!

1st Man said...

Ditto on the seeds, I will definitely do that. Worth the risk. Thanks!!

1st Man said...

Simple lets the incredible flavor come through!

Anne in the kitchen said...

The mozzarella is my least favorite part of a caprese salad. Yours looks delicious.

I make a killer tomato pie and after seeing your tomatoes I want one.

Katie C. said...

Cut them in half, put seasoned bread crumbs on top, maybe some thyme or herbs de Provence mixed in, drizzle with EVOO, and bake in the oven...maybe some grated parm too?

1st Man said...

Thank you for this! And tomato pie? YUM! Sounds good, I'll have to google some recipes. Thanks!!

1st Man said...

Wow, another winner, thanks!!! Love thyme and really love herbs de provence too. Thanks for this idea!!