Grilled Pimiento Cheese and Fried Green Tomato Sandwich

Fried Green Tomato Sandwich with Pimento Cheese

“Are the green guys in yet?”  “Just checkin’ on the green tomatoes.”  “No green tomatoes yet?”  “Are they here?!?”

I’m fairly certain the fine folks at my favorite farmer’s market are freaked out by my borderline obsession with green tomatoes.

I can’t help it… I love them!

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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Theme week, theme week, you know I love a good theme week.

Sadly, I was unable to give you the rhubarb week I had planned, but this week’s featured ingredient, is no Summer slouch!  The beautiful, the colorful, the delicious, the Summer Superstar – Heirloom Tomatoes!

Clearly, our eyes begin the sensory path to consumption, and to me, there is nothing more appealing than presenting your fellow eaters with an array of color and freshness.  Look at that plate, how could you not want to dive in?  Doesn’t hurt that it’s also delicious.

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Fried Green Tomatoes with Zesty Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Recently I’ve become obsessed with fried green tomatoes, thanks to my favorite local beer spot serving them up, all hot and yummy.  After several plates of these little guys, I knew I had to whip them up at home.

What the heck took me so long?!  Maybe it was that darn movie.  With all that abuse and time jumping!  Anywho,  I’m now super smitten with these little devils, and I think Ruth and Idgie would be proud.  These were easy, delicious and oh, so southern.

I can’t wait to turn these into an amped up BLT – some thick crusty sourdough, mayo, zesty sauce, thick maple bacon, crispy lettuce, and fried greens… NOM!

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