Monday, July 26, 2010

Playing with Food


Earthfare's special, purchase 1 pound of heirloom tomatoes and receive mozzarella and basil free.  Hmmmm...what to make?  I purchased some organic vine tomatoes and plenty of heirlooms for a special project.  What to do when faced with so many varieties and colors...play with your food!


Heirloom tomato, heirloom rosary (missing cross due to an uncle's trip to pawn shop)  coral beads with sterling silver.



Playing with the tomatoes in the herb garden...oregano looks a little "seeded out"



Oh Tomato, how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways!


tomato, basil, mozzarella salad with a balsamic vinegarette dressing...YUM!!!




Weighing in...postal scales dating to when you could mail a letter for 2 cents...considering more tomato possibilities...fresh tomato juice, tomato, basil, mozzarella pizza, tomato pie, tomato salad, tomato soup, marinara sauce, tomato basil pasta, fried green tomatoes, salsa, preparing jars of tomatoes for winter...ooooh, ooooh the deliciousness goes on and on...tomatoes, love em or leave em?

12 comments:

T and R said...

Great pictures! That salad looks scrumptious.

stephanie said...

alright missy, the jig is up... you've started taking such BEAUTIFUL photos with the new camera, oh, I'm on to you....

Kay said...

Great pics and now I am hungry! I think i might have a tomato sandwich for dinner :) I like the salad idea too!!

Connie said...

thanks everyone! there is a pretty steep learning curve and I like odd photos :)

Putz said...

my next door neighbor who is actually a FARMEER, says he hates tomatoes, and spinacke>>devil's food, and only eats green beans corn peas and beets

thedailydish said...

LOVE IT!! Beautiful photos, Connie - so full of color and fun! PS: I bet those tomatoes were DELISH! AM I right?! xo

thedailydish said...

PS: LOVE the new theme too - such vibrant color, and great layout - WOOT! You've gone "summer" on us~!

Christy said...

You're just awesome.

Mamma has spoken said...

I.LOVE.TOMATOES!!!!!
Especially those that are freshly picked from the vine. All your photos look great! I like the one with the statue of the man kissing the tomato perched on his hand. You'll have to enter it into a photo contest!

SE'LAH... said...

tomatoes, especially organically grown, are oh so delicious!!! great pics.

thanks for the wonderful wishes...i am blessed to have you as a friend.

one love.

Relyn said...

These pictures are killing me they are so fabulous!

nat @book, line, and sinker said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE tomatoes and am dreading the end of tomato season around here.

one of our favorite recipes is a simple one--rustic salad. i buy the small heirlooms, a loaf of italian bread, and good quality oil and vinegar.

quarter the tomatoes, add 1/4 cup oil, 2 tablespoons vinegar, and cube the 1/2 of the bread (it's actually better if the bread is a day old). kosher salt and pepper to taste.

toss together until coated and let it all marinate together. YUM YUM YUM. oh, you can add some fresh basil if you have it, too.