Saturday, August 18, 2007

Summer Confetti

Doesn't this just make you want to have a party and celebrate summer?

When I'm at the market I never can resist this colorful sweet summer confetti. Not only are they shiny and bright but the flavors range from sweet to sweeter at this time of year.

But, I haven't found much of a way to cook them, mostly because they are gone as snacks before I can get my cookbooks out. Tea has a wonderful caprese salad posted right now but it doesn't require any cooking.

Does anyone have a favorite recipe for these little sparklers that you'd care to share?


Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Tomato tart! Crust of your choice ( partially blind-baked mine first), slathered with dairy product of your choice (goat cheese, crema, like that), topped with sliced little sparklers. Last time I made one, the tomatoes were briefly sauteed with onions before it all went into the oven, but they can go in raw (I still think I'd sautee the onions first). Season it the way you like. Top with grated dry jack, and fire away.

Saturday, August 18, 2007  
Blogger Anita said...

Can't help you much. We buy a basket every week and they basically get used whole or halved in various salads, quesadillas and such. Not really much in the way of cooking. I think most of their glamour is their raw perfection.

Saturday, August 18, 2007  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookie, I agree about the onions and I like this idea. I'll experiment a little and see what I come up with.

Anita, like you, we mainly eat them raw and enjoy them that way. I just got to thinking that I had never seen a recipe for cooking them and wondered why not!

Sunday, August 19, 2007  
Blogger Anita said...

Oh, I found an idea for you!

Monday, August 20, 2007  
Blogger Tea said...

I had to come back and say that I just tried the recipe on Smitten Kitchen for roasted tomatoes, cippolini onions, and white beans and it is amazingly delicious. That's where my next basket of cherry tomatoes are going!

Monday, August 27, 2007  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Anita, thanks so much - I'll check it out!

Tea, wow, if that tastes half as good as it sounds, it's gonna be great! I'll try it!

Friday, August 31, 2007  

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