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, September 9, 2015

ANOTHER Tomato Lunch

We "Tomato Girls" met at Linderhof
for an 
End of Season Luncheon

We "Tomato Girls" are Master Gardeners
who are doing trials on tomatoes
for K State

It's been an interesting year
And I've learned more about tomatoes than I ever thought I would know

And since the tomato harvest (and care)
is winding down,
with some of our harvest
I made lunch . . .

Chilled creamy tomato and basil soup
served in tea cups
A perfect size serving to start our
"Tomato" meal!

The soup was made from
the Mt. Majesty tomato

A lace tablecloth, a damask napkin in a silver ring
Jim's grandmother's cutlery
And the Spode Blue Room

The Spode Blue Room is perfect for an all tomato luncheon!

A centerpiece of yellow carnations and mums in a silver flower holder
(which makes a nice round arrangement but low enough that you can talk across the table)
A crystal pitcher holds the iced tea

Fried Green Tomatoes
(Chef's Choice Orange)
served with tomato jam
(Red Mountain)
A mixed green salad with
a roasted tomato vinaigrette
(Ultra sonic)
And a slice of zucchini cornbread

Everyone got a menu with a botanical tomato
And dessert was a tomato spice cake
(Jet Star)
garnished with red pear tomatoes from my garden

I think it's fun to have three courses and all three courses
are tomato based!

The flavors were different with each course
And it was fun to see how many different recipes in which you can use tomatoes!

It's Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.


Petra said...

It all sounds delicious!

Francie Newcomb said...

Martha this was FABULOUS to read about and to see! Thank you!

Bernideen said...

How impressive. I loved tomato pudding we had in Virginia. You have some great recipes and lots of knowledge!

Susan Freeman said...

I would love to be a guest at your luncheon. Such delicious food served at a beautiful table and interesting conversation too!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Anonymous said...

I always love every table that you set with the Spode and today in so exception. Lovely1

Wooden Picnic Bench said...

How impressive! Really sounds delicious!