TweetOk, so here is what Lemon Kitchen thinks seriously ROCKS for today’s post.. I recently heard about a new way to serve snacks, it’s this craze called Muffin Tin Madness! (Y’all may have already heard about it, but...
TweetGrowing up as an only child, I became quite accustomed to attending LOTS of adult dinner parties (no one else would think to bring their kids to my dismay). So, yup, you guessed it, my palate was refined a bit early for the more...
TweetSo I wrote before about making pot stickers for my son’s lunch, and then using them for your own lunch on top of a bed of lettuce. Yesterday I made this potsticker salad with light Ranch instead of italian dressing… With the...
Ah.. BEEFSTEAK TOMATOES!!!!!!!! In my mind, nothing beats a meaty tomato and especially one that is grilled. I like them grilled plain on their own with a dash of olive oil and salt. I love them grilled on top of sourdough bread with some melted mozzarella cheese, so many options for meals with out meat. Which is super healthy and VERY inexpensive but offers a big bang for the buck! The grilled/charred flavor melted onto the sweet yet acidic tomato is second to none and you can easily use it for entertaining with friends and family anytime!
Here is a delicious vegetarian recipe where you will find quick and easy directions offered to us from Real Simple, so we can happily sink our teeth into these grilled lovelies! You could try this same recipe with some amazing Heirloom tomatoes, even splice up some cherry tomatoes and top the greens with a splash of lemon pepper along with the capers and it would be love at first bite that is for sure! Enjoy!
By Jane Kirby , September, 2003
The end of summer for some is here, and others the end is on its way. Right now some of us still have access to some amazingly juicy red, round lovely tomato beauties, otherwise known as the beefsteak tomato, where bigger is better! Take some time to review Real Simple’s process step-by-step but in general, grill up these big beefsteak beauties, create your vinaigrette, lay out your greens, feta, layer it all and enjoy!!!!Get creative in the kitchen, take a recipe like this and try your own twist on it! You might surprise yourself and find a whole new dish all on your own…So get your hands on some juicy tomatoes and give it a shot!
P.S. This gorgeous photo of the tomatoes on the vine is by MJaye Photography, beautiful shot Meredith!
Thank you once again Real Simple… Big Lemon Kitchen Love for RealSimple.com. They seriously give me lots of amazing ideas and tips and I just love seeing what they are going to post next! Enjoy these tips, time savers, and kitchen tricks!
In this article, Real Simple says to add an apple to your bowl of tomatoes to ripen them more quickly! What a great idea. I can’t tell you how many times I have turned to grab a tomato to add to a dish or when making a salad and found it to be under ripe. I had heard about ripening fruit and veggies in a brown paper bag, but not this!
Many more tips if you click through Real Simple’s post. Enjoy and make sure to check out the idea of using aluminum foil and a baking sheet to substitute for a baking pan. Great ideas! BIG LEMON KITCHEN LOVE For this one!