Saturday, July 24, 2010

Tomato Sandwich = Happiness!

We awoke to sunshine and a promise of more heat and humidity. As the coffee brewed, I quickly dressed because the farmers' market awaited. Alas, before I finished my first cup--while checking my favorite blogs--the sky darkened and rain started to fall. Soon, master and dalmatian returned from their walk. They were a soggy twosome. Oliver shook off the rain and Andrew changed clothes. We waited. I had another cup of coffee. Surely the farmers were at the market and setting up when the deluge started. They just had to be there. When the rain slowed, we grabbed market bags and umbrellas and headed up to the square.

These lisianthus were the first to catch my eye. The purple ones took me back to September of last year and Providence, RI. I saw my sweet, almost daughter-in-love walking down the aisle with a great bunch of the purple ones in her hand.


And then, next to catch my eye--TOMATOES! Yes, the very first locally grown of the season. JOY!


This basket of beauties is but a few to come home with us. Once I started picking them up, I seemed unstoppable. I'm sure that Linda, our favorite vegetable purveyor, wondered just how many tomatoes two people could consume in one week. She need not worry. I came right home and prepared a little brunch.

TOMATO SANDWICH

One slice of Naan
spread with a little mayonnaise
heat 5 minutes in a 350 degree oven
top with as many sliced tomatoes as it will hold
sprinkle with fresh basil

Repeat as often as you like!!

28 comments:

  1. That sounds really good. I'm looking forward to grocery shopping next week. With Norm coming home next Saturday I need to stock up again, plus fresh stuff is coming in!

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  2. I love the farmers market! I just went berry picking yesterday and am enjoying some wonderful blackberries.

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  3. I would repeat that often. Fresh tomatoes are so yummy I am dying to get to mine (in the upside down tomato thingie)

    What is up with our weather lately?

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  4. Heaven is a tomato sandwich, I just had one!!! Never thought of it this way, yum!

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  5. I am glad you cant see the saliva dripping down my chin. ha ha
    that tomato sandwich almost did me in. it is to close to dinner time and i am starting to get hungry. at least this one will not make me gain weight like some of your recipes. also super shots of all the vegies

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  6. Oh, this is a great choice for a tomato! It looks delicious and I will have to try your version!

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  7. I love a good tomato sandwich as well, especially with those beautiful heirlooms showing up in the markets now. (And every once in a while a piece of bacon just might sneak onto my sandwich.) Tomatoes are a staple item in the summer!
    Thanks for your nice note- Roanoke is a beautiful area, especially in fall. My hometown is in the Fredericksburg area. I'm looking forward to visiting your blog again!

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  8. A very beautiful sandwich!!!!

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  9. Hi Bonnie, you're not going to believe this but I just had a tomato sandwich! It was delicious and next time I'll have to remember the basil.

    We have beautiful sunshine today. I'm loving it!

    xoxo, Bonnie

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  10. This is the third time today that someone has mentioned eating fresh tomatoes. I'm going to have to pick some up at our HEB. Think I'll even try this recipe. Looks wonderful!
    I can smell those tomatoes in your photo.
    Yummmm!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  11. Wonderful!!! The lisianthus are gorgeous, and I love how simple (and yummy) your tomato sandwich recipe is!
    Have a wonderful weekend, Bonnie!
    Zuzu

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  12. I love it when other people get as excited about the first tomatoes of the season as I do.

    Have you ever tried a toasted bagel spread with peanut butter and topped with a big fat slice of garden tomato? Try it and then tell me that I'm crazy.

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  13. Yummy! Yummy! Yummy! I just love fresh tomatoes! Carla

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  14. Ohhh! Lovely finds at the Farmer's Market! I've never heard of those flowers! we just finishes a tomato from our next door neighbors yard. So much better begging them than having to grow our own!

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  15. I've only been to the farmers market twice so far - I tend to go in August when everything is available like local corn.

    Looks delish!

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  16. Well, leave it to our deep south Texas grocery store not to have naam bread. I am assuming that is flat bread?? Ok.. well, the best I could do is sliced sour dough bread. Won't be the same thing but oh well... (sigh!)
    I'll let you know how it turns out.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  17. Lovely tomato sandwich. Hope Oliver is doing well.

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  18. Delicious. I'm going to be SO sad when the time for home grown tomatoes is over. We've been eating a lot of tomato pie here at our house.

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  19. Oh boy! I would have been so excited to have received a basket of those tomatoes! They looks so plump and flavorful! What a great tomato sandwich!

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  20. So I am just loving your blog! Those tomatoes look so good, and your sandwich is exactly how I like to eat during the summer months. I adore farmer's markets and I enjoyed following you on your visit!
    http://anecdotesandapples.weebly.com

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  21. What a fun time when you can go to the market. I also went yesterday and came home with tomatoes, baby new potatoes an fresh yellow beans.
    We are having a toasted tomato sandwich for breakfast!
    Best time of the year.
    Rita

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  22. A tomato sandwich made with naan? Genius!! I'm going to have to try this, because I love nothing better than a tomato sandwich.

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  23. I hope the rain brought some relief from your hot sticky weather. Your tomato sandwich looks perfect for a summer day. I hope the day is treating you well. Blessings...Mary

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  24. The tomatoes at the market yesterday was fantastic and you've prepared them my favorite way. They have so much flavor they don't need anything else to improve upon them.

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  25. Tomato sandwiches are one of my favorites. I used to take them to high school for my lunch, back in the "olden days" when you could pack a knife in your lunch bag to freshly slice the tomatoes. I am sure my friends thought I was nuts. Talk about taking it up a notch serving it on naan.

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  26. One of my very favorite lunches is an heirloom tomato sandwich with mayo. I usually make it on sourdough, but love your idea of naan. And hot besides. How do you resist putting some mozzarella on there??

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  27. Anytime...tomatoes slide their way into my sandwich...happy day ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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  28. Ok this looks incredible. im drooling on my keyboard...

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