...And so it begins, the big tomato harvest!
We literally can pick kilos of tomatoes every morning with hundreds of plants in 10 varieties. We grow the classics like San Marzano, beef steak & ciliegino to more rare plants like tiny yellow 'egg yolk' & black Japenese tomatoes. Needless to say, we eat a LOT of pomodori in the summer and preserve 300+ jars for the winter/spring. Even with all the delicious tomato dishes we eat, I love them most of all freshly picked, warm from the sun, roughly chopped drizzled with olive oil & a good sprinkle of sea salt piled high on crusty bread! Now that's lunch (seriously, almost daily).
Enjoy the tomato photos from our garden.
Here are a few of my favorite tomato recipes to enjoy at the height of tomato season:
5 Tasty Tomato Recipes
Pappa al Pomodoro - amazing tomato bread soup
Slow Roasted Tomatoes with Anchovy - savory & so simple
Pasta with Raw Tomato and Lemon Infused Olive Oil - keep the kitchen cool with a raw tomato sauce
Classic Tomato Bruschetta - it's a classic for a reason
Cranberry Beans, Cherry Tomatoes & Cucumber Salad- the perfect lunch with a wedge of cheese
Stuffed Tomatoes with Rice & Shrimp - a great "meatless Monday" recipe