Tomatofest

19 08 2009

In August and early September, our PVF farmshare rocks the tomatoes. And, frankly, who doesn’t love tomatoes? Even Masher has been known to eat a tasty tomato straight from the vine.

Obviously, since these tomatoes are freakin’ delicious as they are, I don’t do much to them. The hubby always requests panzanella, or tomato-bread salad, and I’m more than happy to oblige. Unfortunately, I don’t know whether Masher likes panzanella or not because we’ve never had any left over for him … Poor guy. So, to ensure some kind of tomato-ey leftovers, I made some fresh tomato sauce and pasta … Masher was very happy the next day. Here are the oh-so-simple recipes:

Tomato Bread Salad (Panzanella)

  • Half a baguette (preferably from a day or two before)
  • Some tomatoes (twice the mass of the baguette)
  • Fresh basil
  • Olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper to taste
  • Fresh mozzarella, red onion, roasted red pepper, or corn, optional

Chop and toast the bread, chop the tomatoes, combine everything, and eat!

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Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

You could make this more complicated, but why?

Heat some olive oil in a pot, add chopped tomatoes with juice, cook for about 10-15 minutes, then add basil.  Combine with cooked pasta and serve with Parmesan grated on top.

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13 02 2010
Stale Bread Ain’t Just for Ducks « Drink of Water

[…]  That’s part of the reason why we have so many great recipes that involve stale bread, like panzanella, bread pudding, any kind of soup that might need a little thickening, and — my favorite […]

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