The Food Matters Project: summer tomatoes

Absolutely nothing beats feeling like your weekend was well spent when you wake up on Monday morning. I had a to-do list, and amazingly a lot of items got crossed off, but I didn’t let myself get bent out of shape when Sunday rolled around and I had the chance to spend a few episodes of 24 picking leftover blue crabs for dinner’s crab cakes.

This week’s recipe for the Food Matters Project was Savory Tomato Crisp. Nicole from The Giving Table selected this week’s recipe and you can see how all of the other FMP bloggers made it here.

I really had every intention of following this recipe as it was written. I had planned to throw in some summer squash too but I got to the Farmer’s Market a little later than I wanted to and there was no more squash. I was going to take my savory crisp to a little crab feast a friend had organized in the park nearby. Well, my friends got a quickly baked panzanella salad instead. Hunks of baguette instead of bread crumbs, pieces of torn mozzarella, red scallions, olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar.


I had more tomatoes though and thought about trying again on Sunday. I just couldn’t bring myself to put these freshly picked summer tomatoes in a hot oven though. Slicing and stacking were as far as it got.


Neither of my attempts at making a savory tomato crisp were successful. I’m going to try and maintain my weekend state of mind though and not worry about it. 🙂 Plus, there’s one farmer’s market tomato left on my counter and I think a simple tomato sandwich on toasted bread with just a light smear of good mayo will erase any lingering feelings of disappointment.


9 responses to “The Food Matters Project: summer tomatoes

  1. I know what you mean about putting beautiful tomatoes into the oven- just can’t do it! Fresh, with some mozzarella and basil are the best!

  2. No disappointments, just learning experiences… I had a big cake mishap this weekend and although I was initiLly heartbroken, I decided to just give it another try some other time. Sliced tomatoes in a sandwich is one of the best most perfect uses for one last good tomato.

    • I’m definitely planning on trying the actual tomato crisp at some point :-). Glad to hear you’re not letting one bad cake get ya down, I’m sure your next attempt will be awesome!

  3. I have been meaning to ask you this for awhile. How would you feel about guest blogging on McCutcheon’s Blog? You would have free reign to choose from all McCutcheon’s products and come up with your own recipe or version of recipe. Let me know your thoughts?

  4. I wouldn’t have used freshly picked tomatoes either!

  5. Tomatoes are delicious, no matter what you do with them Those tomato slices are calling my name.

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