Saturday, August 16, 2008

you say tomato...

market: heirlom tomatoes

{i say sauce}

during
tomato
season
we get
a big bag
of tomato
"2nds"...


markettomatoes

grub makes
tupperwares
full
of spicey
tomato
sauce.
it helps
get us
through
the winter.


market: cherry tomatoes


in my
entomology
department
,
there
are constant
vegetable
give-aways
throughout
the summer.
someone
has to eat
all the vegetables
harvested
after
we do research
on bugs in
agricultural crops!

this week:
a trailer
full
of
potatoes...
so we are
making
gnocchi
all weekend.
do you
have a favorite
gnocchi
recipe?
we are trying
one from
this book.


market: flowers

hope
you are
enjoying
saturday!

xo

10 comments:

lisa s said...

i've never made handmade gnocci.... grub's sauces must be excellent

julie said...

oh the sauce is a great idea - what lovely tomato images to be inspired by.

shari said...

oh i'd love a recipe for spicy tomato sauce! we made the gnocci recipe from martha stewart living about five years ago. pretty good. there are so many vegetables free for the taking here, i.e. on the side of the road. on friday, i walked into the post office and there was free produce and bread because the food bank was overflowing! i picked up overripe bananas for banana bread and a walnut baguette from an artisan bakery (!) to make bread crumbs.
xo

sonrie said...

i do that too!!!

i think tomatoes are beautiful.

babelfish said...

It's amazing to see the many different shades and shapes of the tomatoes - I like the sound of spicy tomato sauce.

Joan said...

I was planning to make gnocchi with the free potatoes too! Spent way to much time reading various recipes, not enough time in the kitchen. Did you find a recipe that worked well?

gracia said...

Oh! the sauces you could make with such produce...

thewindhover said...

The sight of all those tomatoes makes me quiver with delight! I don't have any gnocci recipes off hand; but I know that Jamie Oliver's pumpkin gnocci is easy and delicious (now where to find that). I remember my uncle bringing up a big box full of home-grown tomatoes from his property a few months back (http://thoughtsandbirosketches.blogspot.com/2008/06/things-to-do-with-vine-ripe-tomatoes.html) and they were the sweetest, most delicious tomatoes I've ever had. I think the Spanish are really onto something by blending them up fresh with a little garlic and having them on crispy toast with olive oil and a pinch of salt. Your blog is an afternoon delight (as always)

f. pea said...

mmm, tomato season. i love august.

Jessie Cacciola said...

mmm, perfect! i love my garden, and the tomatoes are finally in full bloom. :)