Bonnie’s tomatoes defy the season. In the midst of our deepest and long running June gloom here at the beach, these tomatoes have come in early and strong.
A friend sent a message one day to be sure to pick some tomatoes at her house, she was overrun with every variety she planted this year. Maybe the steady stream of rain this season had nourished the plants, so off they went. When I went by to pick the bushes were laden, toppling over, heavy with fruit; what a wonderful gift in deed. Back home in the studio, the fog was rolling in and the light in the studio was everchanging, resulting in these ‘au natural’ images of the tomatoes. Beautiful food.
Back home I set about to construct with my bounty one of my summer favorites, not really a recipe at all, a sort of tomato appetizer/dip or crustless tart? I have been throwing it together for a while and thought I’d share. An easy to pull together appetizer or a summer lunch just add some toasted good bread, maybe rubbed with a garlic clove sliced and a bit of basil olive oil. Just scoop up the tomatoes and cheese and lavish on the crusty bread.
What are some of your Summer Simple favorites? Let me know and I may feature your recipe on the blog.
BEAUTIFUL FOOD BY DESIGN
The Bijouxs Kitchen has for over 10 years embraced the idea, that everyday beauty is here, right in our kitchens, and I have set about to capture that simplicity in recipes for the home cook. We eat with our eyes, and it really is easy to make even the simplest of dishes beautiful, this tomato dish is really what my blog and recipes are all about – food from the heart, always a little jewel.
Thank you for being a part of Bijouxs.
As always, enjoy. B