Friday, July 29, 2011

TOMATO ~ TOMATO

You say Tomato, I say Tomato....when you have an abundance you get creative!


I created a great appetizer with my cherry tomatoes!

After pre-heating the oven to 350 degrees, I roasted them with garlic, fresh thyme sprigs, olive oil, freshly ground salt and pepper.  They were in the oven about 1-1/2 hours.


Next, I toasted a sliced baguette in the same oven after drizzling it with olive oil for about 10 minutes, turning after 5 minutes.  When they are removed from the oven, I rubbed sliced fresh garlic over the hot baguette slices.

I topped the baguette slices with goat cheese, added a few of the roasted tomatoes and sprinkled with fresh basil.


Can I hear a YUMMY?

It is delicious!

What is your favorite tomato recipe?  I would love to know, because I have tons of tomatoes!
Welcome Home,
Penny


34 comments:

  1. It amazes me how some people can just whip something up and have it look so easy. It looks like a taste of heaven.

    ~elaine~

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  2. Sounds yummy, but maybe boursin instead of goat cheese. Sorry I am not a fan! No abundance of tomatoes here as of yet ( none at all in my pseudo garden) and they are always $4/# when in season at the Farmers Markets. Needless to say I never get to overindulge ;(

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  3. You can definitely say YUMMY Penny, that looks delish!! Martina

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  4. Ohhhhh, now those do look mighty fine. My favorite tomato recipe is to slice them and drizzle them with olive oil, salt and pepper them and just have at it.

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  5. I have a ton of green cherry tomatoes on the vine...so when they are all ripe I am gonna try this!

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  6. Yummy is right..mmmm delish.

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  7. Mercy that looks summery and delicious!

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  8. You can hear a yummy from me!
    I have a favorite spaghetti sauce and ketchup recipes. But its best to use romas-they are meatier and less juicey.

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  9. Absolutely---yummy! I will try this; though I'm going to have to cheat and get mine from the farmer's market (wish I had a big enough space for a veggie garden). Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

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  10. Too funny....the first thing out of my mouth before even getting to the end of your post was "Yummy".....
    You would be proud....Everything I am buying for the new house has something red in it....the whole first floor will be red!!!
    the Boss even wanted me to buy a red washer and dryer....I would have but thought paying an extra $300 for a color was a bit excessive....

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  11. I just had dinner and you still made me want these! YUMMY for sure! Thanks for the recipe and beautiful pics! Have a great weekend Penny!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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  12. Yum indeed! My 12 year old loves tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and salt and pepper. My 15 year old won't touch them. I love tomatoes with a bit of onion, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, s&p and garlic powder. Makes a cool and refreshing salad. Of course, there is nothing better than a good ol' tomato sandwich. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

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  13. You sure have lots of beautiful tomatoes. I love a panzanella salad with sourdough croutons, tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. The Barefoot Contessa has a recipe. Hope to see you to shop this month. Going to visit kids next week.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  14. Our very best tomatoes (if we get any) always go into a Caprese Salad. I think you've posted that before.

    If you really have an abundance, roasted tomatoes made a wonderful base for tomato soup. Good way to use up the less than perfect ones. You can put them in the freezer for use in a soup later too.

    Darla

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  15. Would you please pass the plate because I would like some right now.

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  16. I can't wait till my tomatoes are ready and I can do that... I found a recipe for a tomato Tart and I never made one but I will this year...enjoy..Happy Weekend. . .

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  17. That does sound yummy! I love anything made from fresh garden tomatoes!~Hugs, Patti

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  18. That looks so good! We've had exactly one tomato so far this year, from our plants.

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  19. Oh, that looks so delicious, Penny! I'm having a bumper crop of tomatoes. I just froze some fresh tomato sauce yesterday.

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  20. That looks delish! I've just been slicing them and sticking them in freezer!

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  21. Oh my goodness- this looks really yummers! You've given me a reason to buy a batch load of tomatoes at the farmer's market next week. I do grow my own basil, so at least I can say part of this appetizer would be homegrown. :-)

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  22. Wow, that looks sooo good! I'll have to give that a try!

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  23. Yum Yum...thanks so much for sharing:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  24. Oh wow, this sounds so good! I would make that dinner rather than an appetizer:>) If I had an abundance of tomatoes this year, I think I would be canning home made tomato soup. Victoria (youngest daughter and great cook) came up with her own recipe and it tastes a lot like the home made tomato soup at Panera. Delicious. let me know if you want the easy recipe.

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  25. That looks SO good! I love to just pop them in my mouth and eat them! They are so good for you, too! Like pure vitamin C!!! ♥

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  26. Hi Penny!

    LOVE your little chicken timer. I might remember to use mine more often if it looked like that!

    I also want to thank you for
    sharing your cherry tomato recipe.
    THAT made my mouth water.
    Will try it soon!
    Perfect with wine for a light summer dinner.

    xox
    Alison
    Hope you had fun on your vacation!

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  27. This looks absolutely delicious!
    I'd make a spaghetti sauce with all those tomatoes.

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  28. Utterly delectable. I love roasting tomatoes and putting them in the freezer for a taste of summer goodness in the snowy winter.

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  29. Here is one you might like. Take the cherry tomatoes and dip them for a minute or so in boiling water. Dip in ice water, peal. Freeze. When ready to serve, pull tomatoes out of freezer just a few minutes before serving. Fill a small bowl with salt and another with vodka. Put a tooth pick in each cherry,simi frozen tomato. Arrange on plate with the two bowls of salt and vodka. When you serve, tell people to dip the tomatoes in the vodka and then the salt and pop in there mouth. Bloody Mary on a stick. So good. So dangerous. Don't drive. Have fun. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  30. Penny!
    I made these this evening and my husband and I had them on breads for dinner with some wine.
    A light but VERY delicious dinner!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing this.
    (We are in a torrential downpour with heavy lightning and thunderstorms right now.)

    Hoping I will not lose power mid sentence here.
    LOL
    xx
    Alison

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  31. Wow, Richard's naughty cherry tomatoes sound interesting too! May have to write THAT one down!

    xx
    A

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  32. This looks absolutely delicious! I love to just pop them in my mouth and eat them! They are so good for you, too!
    freebies and free samples

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