7 Ways to Use Late Season Tomatoes

Lori Writer / Heavy Table

Lori Writer / Heavy Table

I wish I understood
What happened to our love, it used to be so good
So when you’re near me, darling can’t you hear me
S. O. S.
The love you gave me, nothing else can save me
S. O. S.
When you’re gone
How can I even try to go on?
When you’re gone
Though I try, how can I carry on?
~by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Stig Anderson

Haiku’s jumped the shark,
fact! But, tomato glut fuels
acid-induced verse.

You say tomato?
I say gazpacho. Served cold,
Spanish vichyssoise.

Too chilly, you say?
Tomato soup from scratch. Not
Campbell’s! Hide the can!

Better than sliced bread,
BLT sandwich says: I
bring home the bacon.

Feed the football crowd
grilled pizza. Norse Vikings go

Tomato ice cream
sounds ghastly. But, tomato
is a fruit, you know.

On the subject of
tomato ice cream, why not
pair it with basil?

Caprese salad
demands fresh mozzarella.
Homemade, if you dare.

Canning? Tedious!
But, be the envy of all
come January!

All of them groaners,
our recipe verse. Can you
top ours? Submit yerse!

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  1. That’s like a Tangy Blog! Interesting & Very well quoted.

  2. I am off to try the Tomato and Bread Soup.

  3. Fresh tomato juice
    Is the highlight of my day
    You’ll thank me later

  4. Author

    Our list, incomplete
    without fresh tomato juice.
    I shall thank you now!

  5. If canning’s not a
    Way to go, is freezing worth

  6. Author

    Yes, freezing is good!
    Or, slice and roast them on low.
    Sun-dried, without sun!