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.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Tomato Luncheon

The "Tomato Girls" trialed the tomatoes
Now what to do with the ones that weren't tasted?

Have a luncheon, of course!

Every dish is made with a different "color" of tomato
Every dish is made with a different "variety" of tomato
It was fun!

The centerpiece
Tomatoes, of course!
These are Christas

A simple place setting for a simple luncheon

New placemats -- woven with green and beige
On sale for $2 each . . . 
The napkins, however, are from Pottery Barn
and they are not $2 each
But I think they compliment my new mats!

I always love to get a bargain!
But sometimes it ends up costing you more!

Spode Blue Room Plates
Jim's grandmother's cutlery
And my water glasses
French that we've had for eons
That are really parfait glasses
Commercial parfait glasses
Which is why they have held up so well!

And for lunch?

The red tomatoes are Red Mountain
This soup is served chilled and it was tomatoey creamy goodness!

The orange tomatoes are Chef's Choice Orange
(an indeterminate variety)
A favorite recipe from Susan Mason
Made mostly with regular red tomatoes
But we felt that they were tasty with these.

Made not with a green color tomato but an unripe tomato
ones that are still "green"
These are Christas
If you can make cake with carrots you can make them with green tomatoes
And, heck, if you put cream cheese frosting on, it's always good!
I garnished them with green pear tomatoes from my garden, cut in half
So you would know that it was a green tomato cake and not a carrot cake!

We had fun with our tomato luncheon
I also served a lettuce salad with a roasted red tomato vinaigrette
which was exceedingly good and really tomato flavored.
I used Mt. Majesty tomatoes for that -- it was another red tomato.

It's Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday and Michael at Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday


Bookie said...

Tomato foods! What Fun! Everything looks good but I was amazed by green tomato cake! One of my favorite varieties of tomato is the Cherokee Heirloom. Really growing on me.
Although is was cheating on our sugar, I made the 9 inch chocolate cake you had up recently. Oh my,it is SO, SO good. We ate a piece and froze the rest for another day's treat.
Lovely table as always..not matter what happens during the day, you give me great images to take to bed with me!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

A theme I hadn't considered, but so yummy sounding!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Wow these are some interesting recipes using tomatoes!