Saturday, 8 January 2011

When friends...

...give you tomatoes.
You appreciate them immensely (the friends and tomatoes. Of course). And try to do the best you can with them (the tomatoes). Apart from scoffing them.

Thickly sliced, some torn off (home-made) mozzarella, basil, salt & pepper, good olive oil. It can't get better than that.And I haven't even mentioned all the other goodies. Yet. :)

8 comments:

Amber said...

My tomatoes are so far off being ready yet. Adeladie hills are sloooow this year. I am excited as I got a dehydrator for Christmas and want to use it!

Veggie Gnome said...

Amber, same here. I'll be lucky if I get ripe ones by middle of February! Everything is late here. Get yourself some (generous) gardening friends in town - they are at least 6 weeks ahead of us! :) Their tomatoes look gooooood!

Have fun with the dehydrator - it's great to dry your own produce!

HAZEL said...

Same here in Victoria. It was just too cold to put them in the ground at the usual time. Fresh tomatoes with mozzarella , basil etc is one of my very favourite foods of summer. I hang out for the first ripe tomatoes just so I can eat them like that.

FarmGirl67 said...

everything is a tad lad here too..slowly starting to ripen I've had 4 tomatoes so far..yours look devine..some sauce maybe? my children love them oven dried with chilli and garlic

Veggie Gnome said...

Hazel, yes, that's the way to really enjoy them!

FarmGirl, there are not enough for sauce. That will be later in the season, once we had our fill of fresh tomatoes. Oven-dried toms are fantastic, too!

Can't wait to finally harvest my own tomatoes. :)

Gavin said...

Hi VG,

did you use the 30 minute method to make your cheese? Which recipe did you use, because I still have not got around to making Mozzarella!

Gav

biobabbler said...

Wow, what a picture to see in dead-o-winter North America. Thanks for the reminder that summer WILL arrive, sooner or later. =) Looks de-lish!

Veggie Gnome said...

Gav, I make the 30 minute mozzarella from the instruction booklet found on countrybrewer.com.au
Click the tab 'Handy Hints' and then click on 'Premium Cheese Kit Instructions'

It's quick and easy and VERY satisfying. Use jersey milk and the yield is higher, and the taste is better. Good luck! :)