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Fried Green Tomatoes

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Green Tomatoes are probably one of my favorite things on earth to eat. If you have never had a green tomato, you need to put them on your list of things to try. They have a completely different flavor and texture than red tomatoes. I have discovered there are two kinds of green tomatoes. One is the unripe version of any red tomato which I prefer when frying and the other is the heirloom green tomatoes that come in several different varieties. These tomatoes work best in other recipes. Both types are incredibly delicious. They crisp, firm, tart, juicy, citrusy, meaty, and refreshing. Green tomatoes are beautiful in salads. They hold up well when you cook them. In the south they show up in casseroles, in grilled cheeses, on eggs Benedict’s and on hamburgers. However my most favorite ways to eat them is fried.

Crispy Breaded Fried Green Tomatoes with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis, Chevre, and Basil

Since my love of the green tomato is great and my wallet is small, I went to work and recreated some of my favorite green tomato dishes. My family and friends have fallen in love with these green jewels too, and I can’t wait to share them with you!

Cornmeal Encrusted Fried Green Tomatoes

Here are two of my most requested fried green tomato recipes- Cornmeal Encrusted Fried Green Tomatoes and Crispy Breaded Fried Green Tomatoes with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis, Chevre, and Basil. Oh and if by some chance you have any leftover fried tomatoes, you need to try Fried Green Tomato Grilled Cheese.

Fried Green Tomato Grilled Cheese

I hope you fall in love with them too.

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So Long Summer-Seven Simple Salads for Your End of Summer BBQ

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I can’t believe next weekend marks the official end to summer. These seven simple salads will help you to say, ” So Long Summer!” at next weekend’s BBQ.  They are fresh, colorful, healthy, and show off summer’s best fruits, veggies, and herbs. I just know you’re going to love them!

 

Red, White, and Blueberry Broccoli Slaw is patriotic, healthy, and delicious. It’s filled with fresh berries and the light dressing is made with kiefer.

 

Perfectly Peachy Summer Berry Salad is always a hit! It features fresh summer berries and peaches with salty cheese over fresh bitter greens. Delicious!

Is your garden bursting with basil and tomatoes? Show off your fresh produce with this Kicked up Caprese Salad.

Tortellini Pasta Salad with Pesto and Asparagus is perfect for a hot summer day. It can be made with store bought pesto or you can whip up your own quick pesto is your herbs are out of control like mine.

Vinaigrette Freezer Coleslaw can be made in advance. The sweet and tangy dressing makes this dressing the perfect side dish for burgers and hot dogs.  This quick coleslaw is also amazing with pulled pork on a sandwich.

 

I love fresh grapes. This simple salad features the sweet gems with bitter greens and a sweet and sour dressing. It’s so light and refreshingly tasty. Give this Mixed Greens with Grapes, Almonds, and Goat Cheese Salad a try.

 

Nothing screams summer like Bing Cherries.  While you can still find them in the store, you need to make this salad.

Your friends and family will thank you. Cherry, Goat Cheese, and Almond Salad

 

Saying farewell to summer might not be so bad after all! 

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Fruit Tarts and Friendly Trades

 

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I LOVE fruit tarts! I could seriously eat them nearly everyday. They aren’t too terrible for you and they are filled with fresh fruit. They are super expensive to buy at the store and a much more cost effective option is to bake them yourself. Until I received these tart pans, I never could make them because I didn’t have the extra money to spend on the pans, but now that I have these pans, I am a tart making fool!

 

I am so glad that my very good friend Heather introduced me to her boyfriend’s mama.  When this lovely lady was cleaning out her house she stumbled across an assortment of kitchen supplies, including numerous tart pans, and thought of me. I decided to immediately put the tart pans to good use. I had an assortment of summer fruit and craving that would not quit. I will be paying her back for her generosity with some lovely tarts.

In my first attempt at making tarts, I created this recipe. If you would like the recipe for this delightful fresh fruit tart with almond cream, just follow the link here-Almond Fruit Tart.  The tart is packed with assorted summer fruit  and is as gorgeous as it is delicious. It is also gluten free. The tarts come together without much effort at all.

I am currently in the process of making a chocolate strawberry tart and some tarts with fall flavors. Sign up for the newsletter to get these recipes when they are published.

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