Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, August 28, 2009

You Say Tomayto -- I Say Tomahto!

Summer meals often include tomatoes and this made a wonderful first course for a summer dinner.
Not one but four different kind of heirloom tomatoes (including one from Linderhof's garden) quartered and arranged on a plate.
Topped not with oil and balsamic vinegar but rather a basil mayonnaise. And finished with salt and lots of pepper. It's an easy to make dressing -- boughten mayonnaise with a squeeze of lemon juice, salt and pepper and LOTS of chopped basil. Letting it sit for a while makes it even better for the basil then really infuses the mayonnaise.
The three colors of tomatoes on a blue and white plate, garnished with green basil made for a pretty dish. It was tasty as well and the thing we hate about fall coming is that tomatoes will soon be but a memory.


xinex said...

Looks so yummy!...Christine

The Old Parsonage said...

Mmm looks wonderful. We're growing a few heirloom varieties.

Thanks for the tip on the mayonnaise.

Thanks for stopping by The Old Parsonage, come back anytime.


Mary said...

Thanks for stopping on Pink Saturday Martha. What a lovely house you have - and those 'brick' cookies and the interesting story was fun to read.

Your salad looks tasty - I'm off to buy some more farm fresh tomatoes right now!

Happy weekend.

Southerncook said...

Love the idea of Basil Mayonaise. I surely have to try that since I have lots of basil. Walter will be so pleased because he LOVES tomatoes.


Kathleen - House Things said...

I've got lots of tomatoes in the garden. Today, I did a little canning. Maybe more soon.

The basil mayonnaise looks good. I'll give that a try.

Bernideen said...

This looks wonderful - I have the basil in my little herb garden - will try!

Nancy Yoakum said...

Does that ever look always come up with the most creative ideas! I love basil and happen to have some growing outside and a fresh lemon in the fridge. Looks like we have a nice side for tonight's dinner.

I'm curious where you had the special stamp made for your cookies?



*Ulrike* said...

Yum! That looks so good, and I have a lot of basil this year!!