Friday, January 8, 2010

Tomatoes from the Garden = Bruschetta

At last we have some real success in our vegetable garden, in the form of 4 very healthy tomato plants. We have now picked about 6 tomatoes and there are over 40 green tomatoes still growing! After our mixed successes with other crops we are really enjoying watching the progress of the tomatoes.

The tomato above has been our biggest so far, measuring about 10cm across. We made some delicious bruschetta with it on some Italian bread for a pre-dinner snack for the working husband and his wife.

Yes, after 6 months out of work, having been terminated in his previous position, Steve was overwhelmed with offers from multiple companies wanting him in early December. After a big deciding week he accepted a promising new job, and began this week, which means a new routine for us all.

Grill some bread (on both sides) then rub with a cut garlic clove and drizzle with olive oil.

Mix together:
Tomato - de-seeded and finely chopped
A little red onion, finely diced
A few torn basil leaves

Top the bread with the mixture, and enjoy with a cool drink.

And wondering what to do with those seeds you took out of the tomato?
I read in a book to dry them (after rinsing) on a papertowel in rows to sow for next summer. The seeds stick onto the papertowel. Next spring just cut off rows of seeds to use as required.


Hill upon Hill said...

that is a huge success!!! Brushcetta: YUM.

Emily said...

I am so jealous of your gorgeous tomatoes! They look delicious! Thanks for the recipe! :)