Friday, August 28, 2009
i got some kind of bee in my bonnet this week and had the impulse to make not just one, but two tomato tarts for dinner. and not just because our garden is currently exploding with tomatoes all of a sudden.
(please forgive the poor photos. by the time i finished the tarts it was dark and i couldn't find any good lighting in the house.)
the first i made was an heirloom tomato tart with a parmesan pepper pastry crust. i used a variety of tomatoes from the garden, including sasha's altai, yellow taxi, black prince, grushovka, and something else i can't remember. i was just picking whatever looked ripe. the tomatoes were layered with pesto and fresh mozzarella. yum
the second, a tomato goat cheese tart in a cornmeal pastry, allowed me to use some cherry tomatoes from our csa. and also, who doesn't like a good goat cheese custard?
now, to come up with more recipes involving tomatoes. a lot more.