Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Tomato Pie

Is your garden overflowing with tomatoes??  

Mine garden is... full of tomatoes!  Usually, this time of year we head to the shore...just as my first tomatoes are really looking beautiful... and so many times in the past, I knew the deer were just waiting in the woods-- watching for me to leave so they could get my tomatoes while I was away on vacation... but this year (silver-lining- alert) I am here for the tomatoes.  I am here for the BLTs, and the salsa...  I am here for the tomatoes.

Is there anything better than a warm homegrown tomato??  --Maybe this tomato pie... 

The deer don't know why I'm cutting into their summer haul of my vine-ripened tomatoes.... but I am making it my business to harvest all that I can... more tomatoes=more tomato pie.  

I have the perfect tomato pie recipe for you...especially if you have too many tomatoes, just like me.

I made this pie last summer for the first time and I fell in love.  It's easy, and it makes such a great dinner in the summer.

Enjoy.  If you have a favorite tomato variety...let me know in the comments...I love trying new kinds.  Have you had a Green Zebra??  Those little green tomatoes are just wonderful too!!


Peach and Blackberry Bramble Pie

I am no stranger to U-pick farms... and once I get started picking berries, or cherries, or apples,... I cannot stop...
So, you can imagine that I need a collection of great recipes to use up all the seasonal fruits and vegetables that I'm picking!

Behold this amazing pie...using the best peaches of the season and also the most delicious blackberries too.

We ventured out to a nearby farm early in the morning last week to pick blackberries... it was worth getting up early.  The farm is a beautiful slice of heaven...right in our own neck of the woods.
So...with my new basket of blackberries overflowing...I found it to be perfect timing that I was alerted to a virtual pie contest.  How perfect.   Fair season is canceled this year...but virtual fair season...that's something I can do!!  I got busy and whipped up this sweet little peach and blackberry pie...complete with a honey crumb-top and a pastry crust... it was like a slice of summer on a plate.  The folks at Jeni's Ice Cream agreed it was a "peach" of a pie and deserved some recognition too!!  Thanks so much for the pie-love Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams...I love ya right back!
For you, the recipe... be sure to get some ice cream in the house...the vanilla ice cream with the warm peaches and sweet berries made it feel extra special.  We could all use a "little extra special" in our lives these days...  this pie is the extra we all need. Enjoy.