Most of us have done it. We promise we’re going to have more vegetables and then end up eating one of this post’s featured featured items. Avocados, eggplant, bell peppers, okra…. oops. Guess I should go back and ammend that earlier post about okra…
I’m gonna go with the saying about if three people agree on a defninition it is one. If you agree with me that we’ll call these guys vegetables and Jesus knows what I mean in my prayers when I refer to them as vegetables that should count, right?
So to round up this *POW!* of veggies we’ll end with the fruit that dreamed of being a vegetable (and one I just happened to have way to many of this summer): The Tomato.
Avocado and Heirloom Tomato Toast with Balsamic Drizzle
Caprese-Style Stuffed Tomatoes with Balsamic Reduction
Roasted Tomato Soup with Broiled Cheddar
Roasted Tomato Salsa
Tomato Cobbler with Cornmeal-Cheddar Biscuits
Burrata with White Wine and Garlic Sauteed Tomatoes
It’s getting warm and slightly uncomfortable weather wise but things are also growing in the garden and we’re planning to get an umbrella for our back yard so we can actually enjoy our outdoor furniture. Now if only my back yard looked a little something like this:
This month’s menu is inspired by a little Mediterranean Island sun. Meant to be enjoyed outside with with lots of loud friends and family.
“Goat Cheese with Olives, Lemon, and Thyme” From Leite’s Culinaria
“Beefsteak Tomato Salad” from Martha Stewart
“Eggplant Salad with Chickpeas and Feta” from Martha Stewart
“Mini Spiced Chicken Burgers with Mint Greek Yogurt” from Applemint
“Zucchini Patty Sandwiches” from Whole Living
“Lamb” from Joseph De Leo Photography
“Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Honey-Lime Dip” from Our Best Bites
“Lime, Yoghurt and Olive Oil Cake” from Simple Provisions
“Open-Faced Grilled Eggplant, Red Onion, and Heirloom Tomato Sandwiches with Creamy Celeriac Sauce”
So I’m not actually at work today. At least I hope I’m not. I’m pre-writing this post for today because I am scheduled to be at a wedding. I get to put on my pretty dress I had made in Indonesia for the event and skip down the aisle holding out tissues for the mother of the bride and then enjoying a party. Yay! I like parties.
But if I WERE at work I might be interested in trying something like this. I’m glad I’m not though. Because the bride happens to have amazing taste in food so I can rest assured that the food will taste good no matter how many times I visit the open (wine) bar.