Tuesday, June 10, 2008

In a tomato mood

Tomatoes are everywhere right now. I am not a vegetable (fruit?) expert, but they must be in season.

The tomatoes I see in the supermarket have all been so beautiful (and on sale to boot!) that I can't resist buying them. So...it's tomato week at our house!

Yesterday I made curry-flavored tomato ratatouille for dinner. Today I got inspired by a TV show I saw this morning and decided to try my hand at making dried tomatoes. The results looked like this:

The one I sampled was quite good!

Dinner will be spaghetti with olive oil, garlic, parsley, and...you guessed it! Dried tomatoes.

I also made tomato bread, which I think we'll be having for dinner as well.

This was shot to hide the slice at the back that I cut off because I couldn't resist taking a sample. I wish I could link to a scent, because the aroma of this baking was fantastic!

Unfortunately I am not skilled enough to turn tomatoes into a dessert...any ideas? :-)

P.S. Thank you for the wishes for my friend. She had a 13-hour surgery last Thursday that was apparently more complicated than the doctors aniticipated. She is doing well, however, and sent me an email today from her phone!


Gina said...

Good morning, I am relieved your friend is doing well. By the way, did you hear about Ted Kennedy's brain tumor? Heart breaking! : (

And total yumm! All the food you made, you got me drooling over here! It all looks totally yummy! What a truly *fantastic* cook you are! Your hubs must be loving that! He he he! : ) The bread looked amazing!

deenster said...

Hi Gina! Yes, the news about Ted Kennedy's brain tumor was pretty shocking. I feel bad for his family...must be very difficult.

Thanks for the compliments on the photos! The tomato bread turned out to be quite yummy and the dried tomatoes are good, too, but the pasta I made that night turned out to be pretty blah. Too bad! Oh well - we all learn from our cooking mistakes! :-)

template by suckmylolly.com