Monday, May 14, 2012

Tomato Bruschetta

Well this is a great topic because I love tomatoes.  

However I have not always loved tomatoes as a matter of fact it was just a few years ago that I even started eating them.  

My dear friend Rana used to live in the Hill Country mecca of Fredericksburg,  she showed me what good tomatoes were supposed to taste like.  She would slice them up and just add a little salt and pepper YUM!

After that my appetite for tomatoes has been game on, but not just any tomato, only home grown vine ripe tomatoes.  There is nothing that tastes as good as a fresh garden tomato.  

I have around 25 different tomato plants this year.  I know that's a little over kill but I like I said I love tomatoes and I only eat them in the summertime. 



Here are a couple of my plants this year.  




My friend Georgia made the best bruschetta the other day and I just have to share it!

Ingredients: 

6 vine ripe tomatoes
8 fresh basil leaves
1 T extra virgin olive oil
1 T lemon juice
Salt to taste

Directions:
Dice tomatoes (remember to never put tomatoes in the refrigerator), chop basil and add EVOO, lemon juice and salt.  Leave sitting out at room temperature and allow flavors to meld.  

Serve with toasted baguette or any crusty bread you choose.  You will be in love with this refreshing burst of goodness! 

Tomato on!

Jurahee




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