Summer is a time of fresh vegetables whether you grow them yourself in the garden or buy them at the farmer’s market. One of my favorite veggies is tomatoes. I buy grape or cherry tomatoes all year long. In the summer I sometimes find heirloom tomatoes at the farmer’s market. Today’s simple recipe is a tomato marinade. Fresh tomatoes with olive oil, fresh herbs, pepper, a tablespoon of honey, and vinegar. I suggest red wine or balsamic vinegar but if you love apple cider vinegar like me, it’s good too. You can make it with 5 large tomatoes or 35 oz. in cherry tomatoes. I like using multicolored tomatoes too as it looks so appealing. For vegan-friendly, drop the honey and use maple syrup, agave, or brown sugar.Read More
For gardeners, summer can be a time of never-ending cucumbers and tomatoes. Even if you don’t grow your own, the supermarkets and farmer’s markets are loaded with summer produce. Here’s a tasty salad that goes great with grilled chicken or fish and is oh so easy to make. Use cucumbers with heirloom tomatoes, but even grape or cherry tomatoes work well too.Read More
We’re in the hot days of summer, and now is the perfect time for a cold salad full of ripe veggies. Today’s recipe is easy Greek salad. Traditionally Greek Salad has English cucumber slices, ripe tomato wedges, thin slices of red onion, Kalamata olives, green pepper, and Feta with a dressing made from extra-virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar or lemon juice and seasoned with a little dried oregano. Simple, easy, and delicious, Greek salad is great for lunch or dinner. Classic Greek salad does not have lettuce, but it is a vegetable salad with all the flavor of summer.Read More
A close neighbor allowed me to take photos in their garden. It’s been hot here in central Florida for the last few weeks with a temperature 12 to 15 degrees F hotter than normal for March. Our high temperatures have been in the 80’s nearly the whole month. The golden rain tree in the front yard blooms in October, drops hundreds of seed pods, and then loses its leaves. The leaves started to grow a couple of weeks ago and the tree is still holding onto some seed pods.
There is a bounty of luscious tomatoes at the farmer’s market, Tasty Tuesday. I have had so much fun eating all the juicy varieties available. Today let’s talk Heirloom Tomatoes & Flatbread with cheese and herbs.