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!
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?
RED TOMATO AND BASIL CREAM SOUP
The red tomatoes are Red Mountain
This soup is served chilled and it was tomatoey creamy goodness!
ORANGE TOMATO PIE
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.
GREEN TOMATO CAKE
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