Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Big Tomato Night

Big Bruiser Heirloom Tomato*
Feeds at least a dozen guests

I spoke excellent French the whole time I was taking French classes in South Dakota. Then I went to France, where people really speak French, and realized how badly I'd been taken on those tuition payments.

It was remarkable how consistently I screwed up deciphering the menus. One evening, my entree turned out to be a tomato the size of my head. Whenever I get together with old friends they tease me about my big tomato night. :)

I didn't know such great, big goodies were available here until I arm wrestled another shopper for this 3-pounder at the Farmer's Market.

* The actual name is the Marvel Stripe Heirloom Tomato, which generally tips the scales at 2-3 pounds.

How did this happen?? Garden zucchinis, apparently, are over-achievers no matter what kind I plant. This 1.5 pound giant was lurking under the vines in my (alleged) miniature veggie garden.

Mediterranean Garden Salad:
  • One big ass heirloom tomato
  • As much ripe zucchini as you'd like to get rid of.
  • Fresh Mozzarella and Feta cheese
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Sprinkle with fresh basil and mint leaves (chopped very fine.)

1 comment:

Wunx~ said...

Wow! That's one big 'mater!

I'm finally starting to get a few off my vines. You'll have to come help me eat some.