One Of My Favorite Ways To Celebrate Tomato Season
You'll find the recipe (if you can call something so simple a recipe) over In My Kitchen Garden, along with a little bit about my Less Fuss, More Flavor kitchen philosophy. You didn't know I tend a kitchen garden blog? And it's not just for gardeners either. Click here to find out why.
Thanks to the culinary talents and generosity of Farmgirl Fare readers, I have two other wonderful seasonal recipes I'm planning to share: Carrot, Raisin, & Zucchini Bran Muffins (a new variation of my beloved bran muffin recipe) and Tomato Basil Sourdough Bread. But, as usual, I'm racing the calendar here. If you like bran muffins and can still get your hands on some zucchini, you might want to freeze some. For a dozen muffins you'll need 1 packed cup (8 ounces) of grated zucchini. You can read all about freezing zucchini in this post. And don't miss the comments section; it's full of helpful zucchini tips, ideas, and recipes.
As for the bread, it needs to be made with fresh basil and tomatoes. Except for a couple of gangly cherry tomato plants in the greenhouse, my really pathetic tomato season is pretty much over. Last night I savored the final Greek salad of the summer--while standing in the kitchen of course. If Tomato Basil Sourdough Bread sounds like something you'll want to make, do you still have tomatoes? Or should I wait and post the recipe next year?
If you don't yet do sourdough (which we're going to tackle soon at A Year In Bread), I think this fresh tomato technique could be used in almost any bread recipe, including the one for the beautifully simple four hour Parisian baguettes from my new favorite bread book, Local Breads by Daniel Leader.
The bread recipe wouldn't be up until next week, so let me know if you'd like to see it. Thanks!
Other Ways I Enjoy Fresh Tomatoes:
My Less Fuss, More Flavor Fresh Pizza Sauce
Savory Tomato Pesto Pie
Tomato Pesto Pizza, My Basil Pesto Recipe, & A Simple Tomato Salad
Three No-Cook Summer Recipes: Mexican Jumping Bean Slaw, Easy Vegetarian Tacos, & High Kickin' Creamy Tomato Dressing
Cream Cheese & Tomato Sandwiches On Italian Black Olive Cheeks
My Seven Second Tomato Glut Solution
Colors Of Summer Salad
Summer In A Bowl
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