9.13.2010

The Great Tomato Post - Recipes and Ideas for Tomatoes

When it was still hot and humid and the tomato plants were heavy with the promise of harvest.  I decided to do a whole month of recipes to show case the lovely tomato because I knew this was going to happen:



So I'm glad I did because this is the result:  Click to see the last frame in Stephanie Piro's oh so timely tomato cartoon.  Thanks, Steph, for letting me show case your work!

Sad to say the tomato season is coming to an end.  Here's all the ways we enjoyed them this summer:


The Ultimate Summer Sandwich BLT - Summer Recipe

 




 




I've really enjoyed having a theme, so I think next we'll explore a vegetable that is just starting to come into season: winter squash.  We'll look at pumpkins and butternuts, and acorn squash.  Oh the possibilities.  Stay tuned!  And if you're not a follower, join!  Check out the Followers box in the right hand column at the bottom and click "follow".  Don't miss a single post.

This post was featured in Simple Lives Thursday, 10th Edition

28 comments:

  1. Awesome cartoon for an awesome vegetable (or fruit depending on how you look at it)! Love all your many variations, too--

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  2. Beautiful recipes to take advantage of a magnificent ingredient :o)

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  3. Ooh- I am going to have to try drying tomatoes next year- they look scrumptious! I'm looking forward to winter squash season too!

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  4. That's a beautiful line-up of tomato photos. I'm looking forward to your winter squash line-up.

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  5. Thanks for using the tomato cartoon story on your fabulous blog! I can't wait to try some of your tasty looking recipes. The ones I've tried already were amazing!

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  6. nothing like the sweetness of fresh tomatoes. your cartoon made me smile!

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  7. I keep telling myself that I will can tomatoes! I used to love it when my mother did it years ago. The finished product was a quick tasty start to so many recipes. I will conquer my fear of "canning". :-) Thanks for the post.

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  8. Great cartoons, how creative!! Love all the lovely pics. The canned tomatoes is a great gift to family and friends.. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful food blog with us!

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  9. I love tomatoes, and have enjoyed all of these. Your Caprese Pizza made me want one, too! I cooked my own version on a tortilla last week.

    I am looking forward to the pumpkin season of posts. I love fall!

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  10. I adore this kind of illustration and as a tomato obsessed family this round up is great.

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  11. Tomatoes are my favourite vegetable/fruit and I love them au naturel the best. But I love them on bread also and on Pizza Margherita. What woul we do without them?? Ones from my garden are the best - warm from the sun, fragnant, ripe. I eat them like an apple.

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  12. Love your tomato display, it's beautiful. Espically love the picture of your olive oil sundried tomatoes.

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  13. I love your tomato recipes! They are so great!

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  14. I love your illustrations - and the compendium of tomato recipes is spectacular! Cheers, Michelle

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  15. I will never pass up a good deal on tomatoes again! I especially liked the oven-dried and olive oil packed ones- great post.

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  16. I have to say I feel the same about tomatoes! I absolutely love tomatoes and could eat them everyday in all sorts of varieties of ways! If I could, I would have a greenhouse of tomato plants (with a gardener, of course!) so that I could have fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes anytime I wanted!

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  17. Beautiful pictures. You convinced me to do stuffed tomatoes with the final handful coming in from our garden now.

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  18. Wonderful drawing! I'm loving gazpacho at the moment. So easy!

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  19. Love the post, ideas and cartoons! Thanks for friending me on Foodbuzz- I just joined and am trying to figure it all out.

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  20. So many tomatoes recipes, so little time, before the fresh ones are gone.

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  21. I love Stephanie's work... unfortunately I cannot eat tomatoes anymore so I'm not exactly sad to see the season end, lol. Looking forward to your squash posts!

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  22. What great cartoons - and wonderful photographs too! Thanks for sharing such a great post with so many delicious recipes!

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  23. I've also been making them into two million things lately. I made a batch of my famous Double Hot Ketchup today with some Black Seaman tomatoes from Meadow View Farms in Kutztown, PA. I don't have a good harvest this year.

    I have also been making marinara, salsa, sandwiches (last night grilled heirloom tomato sandwiches with muenster cheese) and also soup. So many things to do with those beauties.

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