What better way to spend a day than creating delicious dishes with vegetables from our garden, and with some additions from the pantry, fridge or freezer - very yummy creations are usually the result.
FHFB's vegetable garden is in full swing right now, most especially with tomatoes. These little yellow gems have the most exquisite flavor, and they don't seem to split as much on the vine as the smaller cherry tomatoes.
We've been roasting all varieties of tomatoes lately using Ina Garten's recipe, give it a try, I guarantee that you will love it.
Gwenyth Paltrow has a blog called Goop, and one of her posts included a photo of slow roasted tomatoes with torn fresh mozzarella - I just loved that way the cheese looked on the plate with the tomatoes - very rustic.
The Goop blog is full of really interesting ideas and covers many topics. Their major topic categories include Make, Go, Get, Do, Be and See.
So, back to my little tomato recipe. We roasted a tray of the yellow tear-drop tomatoes for 2 hours, at 275 degrees, using the Ina Garten recipe.
We usually roast them in the oven for quite a while, wrapped in nothing but aluminum foil. I keep the same size and color beets together so the colors don't bleed and the aluminum packages can then be removed from the oven as they are finished roasting. Some of the larger beets take more time to cook through. I usually poke them with a metal skewer to check how ready they are. Last night, since the tomatoes were already in the oven, and the beets probably wouldn't have cooked through at that low oven temperature, I decided to cook a few of the smaller ones on the stovetop in a covered pan filled with water. This worked fine, you just don't get that roasted, carmelized flavor that you do with oven roasting. When the beets were cooked through I let them cool for a bit and then just slid the skins right off, sliced them and added them to the dish with torn mozzarella and oven roasted yellow tear-drop tomatoes.
|Frog Hollow Farm Roasted Tomatoe and Beets with Torn Fresh Mozzarella|