Our garden has been a tomato producing machine this year, and we couldn't be happier! I've long said a fresh garden tomato is like a taste of sunshine! Though it gets a bit tiresome to pick 50 - 100 tomatoes a day (not counting the cherry tomatoes) it is wonderful to have such healthy, tasty goodness to eat each day, to share, and to store up for the cold winter months.
Did you know that tomatoes are a good source of vitamins A, B6, C, E, & K? They also provide fiber and protein, particularly when served my favorite way - with some basil, oregano & cheese! Speaking of oregano, Self Magazine classified it as a superfood, full of antioxidants!
Here are some of my favorite ways to eat tomatoes, in case you're craving them, or maybe looking for a little variety. (and maybe sprinkle on a little oregano for good measure!)
Sliced with cottage cheese
Sliced and sprinkled with goat cheese, herbs & a drizzle of olive oil
Cherry tomatoes sauteed on medium high until they "pop", then reduce heat & caramelize
Pasta e Fagioli
Stuffed with chicken or tuna salad
Roasted with eggplant, squash, olive oil, herbs & crusty bread (all together in a casserole dish!)
Nestled between a piece of crusty bread, a slice of cheese, under the broiler
How do you like your tomatoes? What is your favorite variety?
Looking for something to do with your kids? Maybe some great recipes or crafts? How about home management, healthy and frugal living tips, or organization and work/life balance ideas? Let me do the problem solvin' for you - click here to subscribe! _____________________________________________