Monday, March 1, 2010

March is here!

It's March, which means it's almost tomato season! And my favorite part of tomato season is when the heirloom tomatoes arrive at the grocery store. I love heirloom tomatoes. Their flavor is superior to standard tomatoes. Since they've become popular in the past few years they now are easy to find and fairly inexpensive. I love to serve heirloom tomatoes at a dinner party because the colors in them are fabulous! If you've always passed by them because they look a little funny, stop! I promise you if you pick one up you won't be disappointed. Plus, you may learn to fall in love with their funny shapes.

Baby Heirlooms:

Heirloom Tomato Appetizer:
Sliced Heirloom tomatoes (baby size would be perfect- just cut in half)
Basil Leaves
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sea Salt
Favorite Cheese (Mozzarella or Parmeseano Regiano shavings are my favorites)

Drizzle some olive oil over a small plate arranged with tomatoes, basil and cheese. Add a sprinkle of sea salt to taste. Serve.


  1. One day I hope to grow my own heirlooms. :-)

  2. Me too! I think about it every spring.


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