July 15, 2010

Garden Goodness

My blog posts from now until this fall will probably pertain to tomatoes and my love of summer. :)  I plan on looking at these pictures this winter as I am bundled up in my extra layers of clothing and socks while dreaming of warmer weather and my garden.  Until then, I'm enjoying every minute of this season and savoring everything it has to offer.

Nothing like a fresh batch of pesto made with basil from my garden.  Yum!
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Even though my tomato plants aren't looking super healthy this year, I can't complain about what they are producing!
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Here's one of my favorite summer salads.  Mix a simple dressing made with oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.  Then add tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, and feta cheese.  It's also fantastic with kalamata olives.  Mmmm...
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I just had my first BLT of the summer and it was delicious!
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26 comments:

Caity said...

That salad is making me hungry. I'm going to have to try it out. :) I made your enchiladas a few weeks ago and they were great!

Sabrina said...

YUM! I love that salad....my fave thing to do with tomatoes is put them with onions, cucumber, salt, pepper and vinegar...touch of sugar. YUM! Now, adding feta would make it over the top! A least one more week until my maters are ready here.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

There's just nothing like picking a tomato in your own garden, slicing it up, and putting it on a sandwich. Yesterday we were in Dallas, and I had this wonderful panini sandwich with pesto and veggies. Yum!
Brenda

Alyssa said...

Thanks for sharing! I love your abundance of basil and tomatoes ~ I love making caprese paninis. Drizzle rustic bread with EVOO, add tomato, basil, and fresh mozz. and grill with non stick spray in a George Foreman (or panini press). Mmm!

Alyssa

Katie @ Chirp in the Forest said...

I love seeing summer veggies - it's just not summer without them, and yours look amazing. I'm just getting to the point where I can pick a handful of cherry tomatoes at a time and I even had enough yesterday to let the neighbor girls take some home :) I think next year I'll have to expand the veggie plantings a bit!

Courtney Price ~ Vintage Ginger Peaches said...

That looks SO GOOD! I am so hungry for tomatoes now!

alissa said...

Your tomatoes look great! I picked my first few this week and soon I will have more than I know what to do with! Your photos are beautiful, as always.

Julie @ My Life...Inspired said...

Gorgeous pictures! I also love everything the represents summer and your salad sounds absolutely delish!

Erin said...

All those pictures are making my mouth water. I love the summer produce for sure!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Oh yum! Love the salad. :) And what do you put in your pesto? Or to phrase it another way - do you know a pesto recipe that doesn't use nuts??
The tomatoes are beautiful!!!!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

all i see is yummy! i love salads.. this look delish!

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

The salad looks amazing! I just love summer produce!!!

Café Bellini said...

These look amazing - I love salads! I don't eat feta cheese but I'm sure this would taste good with an alternative, too, no?...

Melissa said...

YUM!!! I just picked my first veggie yesterday from my garden, well actually 4 cucumbers. I am going to have so many cucumbers and tomatoes this year that I am always looking for ideas of different things I can do with them. Keep the ideas coming.

Christina's Creative Side said...

That sandwich looks sooo good!! Thanks for the visit to my blog earlier this week. :)

nancycreative said...

I'm growing basil too--I love the scent of it! Looks like your garden is doing well!

Jolie said...

Oh fresh pesto! I need to do this with the basil in my garden. Your tomatoes look great, I haven't got to pick any of mine yet, they are growing so slow and then they are rotting on the underside for some reason.

justinegordon said...

it all looks so delicious, great photos

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

I am getting hungry just looking at those pictures. Our tomatoes are just starting to turn and I cannot wait to start using them!

Annette Whelan said...

big Yum! And I already had lunch! Great photos!

Rachelle said...

Gorgeous photos! Tomatoes are my all time favorite. I copied down your simple salad recipe, sounds delicious! Soooo colorful too.

Susan said...

Yummy!!!!!!!!!!! I'm hungry. Great shots~

Sisterlisa said...

Looks delicious! I love yellow tomatoes! I recently discovered how yummy my sandwhiches are with the whole basil leaves instead of lettuce. ;O)

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

Although I just returned from a very rich dinner out, I am loving this post. Where I live, the tomatoes are just now turning... way late. Thanks for the recipe.

elizabeth :) said...

looks yummy!
stanley is soooooo cute to! your awesome!

estaban carlos los sontos-gomez said...

i love tomatoes dawg. this blog just about made my life. thanks for the sick pics. i dont no what my life would be like without them. once again thanks for nutin. k bye homie