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!
OOH LA LA! I am SO loving that Cooking Channel has posted this today. Just when I needed a little boost and something for fun for some upcoming parties. I can’t wait to give this Ice Cream CAKE recipe with Ice Cream AND Cookie Dough a Lemon Kitchen try!
You have to be kidding me, who wouldn’t LOVE this!!!!!! Cooking Channel doesn’t joke around people and has shared this wonderful recipe from The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook, by Lindsay Landis, copyright (c) 2012. Published by Quirk Books. Give yourself a look at this great homemade recipe and try it for your next event or birthday party. Enjoy a look at this great cook book and recipe today!
I woke up this morning and opened my laptop and first thing I saw was this glorious mouth-watering beauty. From Cookingchanneltv.com, this Croque Madame is seriously what I am utterly obessed with this morning. In order to make this beauty, you will need to make a homemade bechamel sauce first, then broil the gruyere cheese and ham over your slices of bread.. Now I had a thought, since we are trying to do as much gluten-free as possible that you could actually use toasted Gluten-free bread as well and follow the directions here.
Another idea is that you could even hold the bechamel if you so choose…and simply rely upon the buttery yolk as the way to tie the cheese, ham and bread together and it would still melt in your mouth! I leave that part up to you and how much time you have in the mornings. For now, enjoy this lovely recipe for breakfast, lunch or dinner and get your Monday Morning Croque Madame via Cooking channel and the amazing Bobby Flay today!Read More
Lemon Kitchen has found an OH, SO CHOCOLATEY recipe for something to cure the end of the weekend blues.. Try these chocolate waffles.. Irrisistable..Get them now JUST BECAUSE… I said so! YUM! The Food Network has done it again…..ahh…
Click the photo for a great recipe!