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Julia’s Fresh Garden Tomatoes & My Cooking Adventure

I recently gained a beautiful sister-in-law from Ukraine.  She really enjoys cooking and gardening, so it’s a plus when I can share my interests with her.  She was sweet and thoughtful enough to save some of her beautiful grown tomatoes for me.  I think that’s a sign that she really likes me… at least I am hoping.

I wanted to make something beautiful with these tasty sweet tomatoes, but instead we devoured most of them.  My 4 year old daughter, Ariana ate almost all the yellow baby tomatoes and we had the rest.
When the tomatoes are as sweet and juicy as these, I like to eat them just the way they are.

As I was trying to write this post, she surprised with another batch of yellow cherry tomatoes.  Unfortunately when I tried to cook with them, the results were not that great to share.

I tried making Tomato-Bruschetta Tart and Yellow Gazpacho with all her supplied tomatoes. My tart did not come out to my satisfaction, so I am only posting the tomato bruschetta topping recipe.

My Yellow Gazpacho soup looked impressive but something was lacking for my taste, so I am  only sharing the pics.

Eventually, I will pick up my lost energy to make better versions of my creations, but in the meantime just enjoy the pics and my recipe for the tomato bruschetta topping.  It was full of summer flavor and yumminess!


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  • http://thedirtyoven.blogspot.com Nicole @ The Dirty Oven

    Great post! We always can learn something from our mistakes. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy all the tomatos!

  • RavieNomNoms

    YUM! What a great summer meal!

  • Carol Egbert

    Tomatoes are one of my favorite parts of summer. Thanks for a good post!

  • http://torviewtoronto.blogspot.com Torviewtoronto

    delicious salad

  • http://www.edesiaeats.com May Ling Wu

    Never thought of using cherry syrup. I wonder how hard that is to find?

  • http://www.mytastyhandbook.com Adelina Badalyan

    Hi May,

    I have never used it before…but always wanted to try it in a recipe. I bought mine from a middle eastern store – it’s actually Sour Cherry Syrup from a brand by Golchin. I also found how you can make your on epicurious.com – http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Sour-Cherry-Syrup-238965

  • Pachecopatty

    I love that you’re trying all these different recipes with your tomatoes, I should be doing the same thing! Beautiful photographs, very light and colorful.

  • http://www.cooksbookblog.com Marisa Musto

    I am growing some of those little yellow tomatoes right now– I am just waiting for them to turn yellow. I’m not much of a gardener so I’m hoping they work out Ok. You are lucky to get all of these beauties! I love bruschetta and I’m sure it was a million times more amazing with the fresh tomatoes.The photos are great!

  • http://themomchef.blogspot.com The Mom Chef

    The pictures are gorgeous. I’m a huge gazpacho fan so it’s such a bummer when it doesn’t turn out as you wished it would. I’m so sorry about that.

  • http://twitter.com/SpicyPerspectiv Sommer Collier

    Gorgeous photos! My tomatoes are coming in too!

  • http://www.theardentepicure.com/ Magic of Spice

    Shame about your Gazpacho, but it does look very lovely…Love the photos 🙂

  • http://cajunchefryan.rymocs.com/blog2/ Cajunchefryan

    Adelina, the teardrop tomatoes look great!

    Bon appetit!

  • http://muchtomydelight.blogspot.com jenn

    I love yellow tomatoes! I actually wrote a post about them today too. I use them in a delicious soup with bacon, chipotles and cream. Your recipe with the cherry syrup sounds very interesting!

  • http://ieatoats.wordpress.com Gree

    I love the colors! Summer tomatoes offer so many options, and the cherries are so great for kids. My daughter normally won’t eat tomatoes but a cherry tomato warm from the sun? Totally!

  • Baking Serendipity

    Those tomatoes are gorgeous! We would have eaten them all before getting into recipes too 🙂

  • http://chefwanabe.com Anna

    They look picture perfect, loved the shell shape bowl too. You bruschetta looks yummy.

  • quaypocooks

    Lovely, lovely pictures! Simple and great recipes. What a great blog you have!!



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