Summer tomatoes

Is anything really better than tomatoes in summer? I’ve been eating them all the time. Juicy, sweet, flavorful–they’re nothing like the “tomatoes” you find the rest of the year. The colorful pints of bite-sized tomatoes at the farmers market have been a must-buy, even if I already have a counter covered in produce. But I’ve been making good use of all my tomatoes.

Cherry tomatoes, balls of mozzarella, basil, balsamic vinegar, oil, salt and pepper

Tomatoes from my backyard, with mozzarella, served alongside zucchini-squash orzo and a juicy cantaloupe, from the market

Tomatoes at home, with co-op mozzarella and aged balsamic

Tomato-basil tart. Recipe to come!

TWD preview: tomato and cheese galette

Cool gazpacho: cucumbers, tomatoes, red pepper

Rachel is apparently saying I should share the gazpacho recipe. Here it is. Enjoy the summer tomato bounty!

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2 thoughts on “Summer tomatoes

  1. Amy says:

    “I will like tomatoes when I’m 4” and then you still wouldn’t eat them for years! Do you remember when you finally saw the light?

  2. John Thisdell says:

    Yay!! Katie is Four!! Let’s have a birthday party and she can sit in the pink chair and then we can hit the pinata!

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