"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers." ~ Charles W. Eliot
"This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook - try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!" ~ Julia Child
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Monday, August 22, 2011

A tomato with heart!

Recently, they started selling this new tomato in our Lidl supermarket. After talking about varieties of tomatoes with some online friends in a homekeeping list I am in, I decided I was going to buy one of these tomatoes and give it a try. It is called "coeur de boeuf" or the heart tomato. But what it really is? A tomato with the old fashioned full flavor I remember from my Aunt Janey's neighbor, Mr. Weaver's garden. Since my own tomatoes have rotted due to our cool and rainy weather, this was a wonderful treat yesterday for our lunch.

I baked some ciabatta bread, took a little of the last fresh lettuce leaves from my garden along with my parsley and chives. I sliced up the lettuce then layered on the tomato slices with mozzarella cheese. Topped off with my chopped parsley and chives and a drizzle of olive oil, it made a wonderful lunch of very fresh and wholesome ingredients.

Sometimes, the most simple combinations that speak of a garden's bounty are the richest of tastes.


Elizabethd said...

You are right Heidi. This is the time to enjoy the lovely simple dishes from our gardens (or Lidl!)

Nancy said...

That looks sooooo yummy. I want one toooooooo.
Love you, Mom

reginascottage said...

dear heidi,
that looks sooooooooooo good!!!! it makes my mouth watering.
have you a recipe of ciabatta bread?
have a wonderful evening,
love regina

Anonymous said...

Oh, my favorite sandwich and it looks so absolutely beautiful, Heidi. You are not only a fine cook but an artist as well.