Saturday, August 4, 2007

Farmers' Market

Don't you just love tomatoes? During July and August, the Farmers' Market overflows with wonderful tomatoes of all kinds. On my most recent visit, I found bushels of green, orange, yellow and black tomatoes, as well as all kinds of red ones. Shown above are Bradley tomatoes (grown in Ridgetop, Tennessee!). Because my mom was Italian, we ate tomatoes in a lot of different ways. My grandmother used to make Panzanella, a wonderful Italian salad made with day-old bread, tomatoes, and cucumbers. After she passed away, neither my mom nor my aunts made it again, so I forgot about it until I had it at a special luncheon recently. What a great thing to remember just in time for the tomato harvest!

If you want to try it, all you have to do is cube day-old Italian bread (Crusty breads work great!), a couple of tomatoes and a cucumber. If you want, you can add a sliced onion and some black olives. Toss all of them in olive oil and vinegar, season with salt and pepper, and you're ready to go.
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Ben said...

Yes I can see now.
Once again, welcome to DP community and I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

Rambling Round said...

Welcome to the world of photoblogs. Homegrown tomatoes...what could be better?!

Lavenderlady said...

Welcome to the DP community! I visited Nashville last April and found it to be a charming city. I know you will have lots to share.

Gail's Man said...

Sounds a nice meal, minus the olives. Horrible things.

Kate said...

I'll try the entire recipe tonight for our block party "To take back the night!" Many thanks!!