Saturday, August 16, 2008

Tantalizing Tomatoes Round Up!

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With so many varieties of tomatoes available, my friends and I came together to celebrate them! Everyone came with a dish highlighting tomatoes and we enjoyed a light and flavorful dinner of the offerings. Here are the dishes that were shared along with the recipes:

Tomato, Cucumber & Mozzarella Salad
shared at the event by Adrian
Baked Tilapia with Tomatoes
shared at the event by Joelen

Tomato & Cucumber Salad
shared at the event by Art & Carol
Heirloom Tomato Tart
shared at the event by Chrissy

To join in the fun, my fellow bloggers have submitted tomato recipes. As I do with each blogging event I host, a lucky blogger receives a giveaway related to the food theme. This event's winner is Sarah of The Good Wife! Sarah will be receiving Bertolli's New Pasta Sauce Pouches (compliments of Bertolli) & Bruschetta Seasoning. Congratulations Sarah and thanks to all that participated in the blogging event! Read on to check out the recipes submitted by my fellow bloggers...

Sarah of The Good Wife
from Illinois
Panzanella (Bread Salad) & Fried Green Tomatoes
Do you ever have leftover bread and wonder what to make with it? Well Sarah shares a wonderful bread salad using tomatoes and whips up some fried green tomatoes too. This is her tribute to tomatoes and you can catch other ingredients she highlights each week too. Check out her blog for these recipes and find out what ingredients she's highlighting next!
Karen of Loves To Eat Weblog
from Tampa, FL
Tomato & Mozzarella Tart
Karen knows how to put out some great dishes and her entry to the event is no exception. She tops a buttery, flaky puff pastry crust with tomatoes & mozzarella - who wouldn't love a piece of that?! Check out Karen's blog for the recipe and make this for guests or for yourself. You won't be disappointed!
Maggie of Dog Hill Kitchen
from Michigan
Tomato Tasting
What does Garden Peach, Azoychka Russian, Queen Anne's Lace, Mr. Stripey, Brandywine all have in common? You'll have to check out Maggie's blog to find out... and I have to say that she's got me craving some tomatoes in the worst way!
Shannalee of Food Loves Writing
from Chicagoland, IL
Tomato Pasta Salad
Shannalee shares a wonderful dish using tomato and pasta. I really think that tomatoes and pasta are a surefire combo that is hard to mess up. But what mades Shannalee's tomato pasta salad so delicious is the simplicity of it. It consists of nothing but common ingredients prepared well. To find out what's in her salad, check out her blog and take note of the recipe too!


Dorit of Pretty Baking in Israel
from Haifa, Israel
Matbouha
Dorit joins us from the other side of the globe to share a great Moroccan dish! I happen to love Moroccan food for its flavors so I'm extremely appreciative of Dorit joining in. Her dish, Matbouha, is a Moroccan salsa that is pretty commonly used at middle eastern restaurants. Check out Dorit's blog for the recipe and a little more about this version of salsa!


Stina of Eat Something
Chicken Fra Diavolo
Stina shares the kitchen with her husband this time and presents this tasty dish. I'm tempted to try this out soon and perhaps with seafood. Stina also shares what food she will not eat and would rather starve than pop these in her mouth. To find out what food it is, check out her blog and get the recipe to the dish too!

Laura of Sweet & Savory Stress Relief
from Michigan
Panko-Encrusted Green Tomatoes w/Sweet Tomato Jam
Lauren has some tomato goodness going on with her entry! She uses tomatoes both as a main dish and condiment - so creative and I'm sure delicious too! Check out Lauren's blog for the recipes and try them out!

10 comments:

Shannalee said...

Great round-up, and thanks for the inclusion! We're bringing in our tomatoes from the garden now, so recipes like this are sure to come in handy. :)

Dunc said...

Thanks for all of the inspiration - my tomatoes are *thisclose* to being ripe, and I can't wait to try out all of these ideas!

Jaime said...

i missed out on this event! great round up though. i might try the tilapia recipe...

Melissa said...

I LOVE tomatoes - there'a a lot of great new ideas for me to try!

Kelly said...

Fantastic display of the versatile tomato!

The Good Wife said...

Thanks so much for the award.

BMK said...

Fresh in season tomatoes are the best! Your tilapia looks delicious.

Maggie said...

Great round up! I love the tart.

ChrissyLady said...

Hey Joelen - the recipe for the tart is actually at the site :) http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/TOMATO-
AND-ONION-TART-10151

Elly said...

Oooh yum, I love tomatoes and all of these dishes look SO good.

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