As you can probably imagine, tomatoes are my favorite vegetable. Right now, my farmers’ markets are inundated with them: beefsteak tomatoes, Jersey tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, San Marzano tomatoes and Sungold cherry tomatoes, amongst other kinds. It’s a virtual orgy of tomatoes.
“Enjoy them while they last”, I tell my friends. In one short month, they’ll be gone until next year.
As usual, clicking on any of the tiles in the mosaic below will bring up a slideshow of photographs.
Sungold cherry tomatoes.
Okra with tomato sauce
Charred okra, with tomato, garlic and preserved lime
Pasta with uncooked tomato sauce and North African herb paste
Spicy eggplant and tomato curry
Green beans braised in tomato sauce
Romano beans, with zucchini, mixed olives and tomato
Heirloom cherry tomatoes.
Braised chicken, with wine and tomatoes
“A Play on Caprese” — pan-toasted shishito peppers, heirloom tomato and mozzarella cheese
Vanilla ice cream with baked figs and slow-roasted tomato
Melon, plum and heirloom tomato salad