You say tomato I say chow time

You say tomato I say chow time
Tomatoes were originally yellow and orange. They were modified a few centuries ago to get that beautiful red color.

Tomato season is here. Those luscious fruits considered vegetables are ready for picking or available in droves at stores and farmers markets.

I can make a meal out of tomatoes, cheese, olives, and bread. Who needs anything else on warm summer days except a glass or two or three of wine.

Here is a rehash of some tomato recipes for summer.


Tomato sandwich: Those large beefsteak tomatoes make a great sandwich. You need some good sturdy wide bread, basil, onion, and aioli (Mayo, garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and olive oil) Slice the tomatoes about 3/8 of an inch thick. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper. Slice onions thick. While they are standing, toast the bread and make the aioli. Spread the aioli on each slice of bread. Add the tomatoes. Top with onions and a few basil leaves. Enjoy.

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Cold tomato mint yogurt soup is a refreshing meal with some bread or a great starter. This is dead simple to make. All you need is a blender. Top with drops of olive oil and your favorite hot sauce for a kick.


Roma tomatoes make a great salad with capers, feta cheese, and onions. A little olive oil, some caper brine and lemon juice dress this up very nicely.

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