The first "real" tomatoes of the season, there is nothing like it. By "real" tomatoes I mean. tomatoes are locally grown. They are the only tomatoes that have that wonderful, tomato flavor, that we all crave here in the Midwest. Tomatoes, any other time of the year, are pale red, mushy, no flavor, and expensive. Therefore I only buy them for guacamole. Sad I know, but that the way it is in the Midwest. Therefore, when the "real" tomatoes are ready, it's like a celebration in your kitchen, a summer rite of passage, if you will. How many tomatoes can you eat before they are gone? How many tomato dishes can you make to savor the flavor of those bright red orbs?, Bruschetta, sliced tomatoes,gazpacho, salads galore, tomatoes and cucumber salad, grilled tomatoes, stuffed tomatoes and on and on...
So, when I bought the first "real" tomatoes, from the farm stand across the road, I knew I wanted to make a BLT. It has been forever, since we made them. First, I toasted the bread to perfection, cooked the turkey bacon in the microwave, sliced those glorious tomatoes, and spread on the Miracle Whip, sorry I don't like mayo. Then, I decided to get big giant leaves from my basil plant, which is a giant by now. Oh. my, the basil goes so well with the tomatoes and the turkey bacon. It was like a party in my mouth, and another layer of flavor. Let's face it lettuce doesn't have a lot of flavor, but the basil does, just enough flavor that it doesn't overpower that wonderful tomato taste, that I long for all winter. Bye Bye Lettuce! Now, go make yourself one of these iconic Summer sandwiches and savor the flavors of the season, pure and simple. Enjoy!
I recently received The Addictive Blog Award from Stephanie@It's not just about the recipe.... Thank you Stephanie, I appreciate this award so much and your support!
The rules for the Addictive Blog Award are:
- Thank the person who nominated you and link them back.
- Share a little bit about why you started blogging.
- Copy and paste the award onto your blog.
- Nominate up to 10 other bloggers you think are addictive enough to deserve the award.
Here are my amazing nominees:
Inside a British Mum's Kitchen
Sun Flower Supper Club
Pam's Midwest Kitchen
The Country Cook
Go Bake Yourself
Congratulations to all of my nominees. You are all deserving of this award, and I am so glad for all of you. Again, Thank you Stephanie@It's not just about the recipe.. again for this award.
I linked up my recipe to Brandie@The Country Cook's Weekend Potluck#26
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