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« on: August 11, 2010 05:47:32 PM »

Ah, I am posting on a new board.  Hi, all.  First, a picture that looks good enough to eat (it's not a sandwich because I don't have any actual pictures of the sandwich):

Now the story.

So, I have this monster tomato plant in my back yard.  It's growing everywhere.  Here's a picture of it tentacle raping my green pepper plant, the only survivor of three.

As you can see by the grass, I am probably the laziest and most organic gardener that ever lived.  All I do is water and pick veggies.  I tend to think that the grass keeps the plants from drying out.  So naturally, because I am a lazy gardener, I tend to have some of the ugliest tomatoes ever picked.  Now they taste lovely, but I can't serve them.  So every week I have to do something with them, and today, I decided to roast some tomatoes.

There they are all chopped up and ready to go, and they become the lovely deliciousness that you see in the first picture.  I put them in the oven at 400, with some olive oil, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, dried onions and chives and pepper.  Then I went out to eat with Mr. ghilie and forgot to turn off the oven - I had to drive back from the restaurant and turn it off. 

Now I also have a cucumber plant, and I don't eat a lot of cukes.  I've been sharing them with my boss; she loves them.  But recently my plant stopped producing and this is the last of my cucumbers.

It's sooo ugly.  Seriously, what is wrong with this thing?  Really, does anyone know?  I was afraid it would taste bad so I didn't give it away, and it's been sitting on my counter for awhile.  Finally I chopped it up today.  It didn't taste bad, so that's a plus, but I really need to use it up. 

So, my recipe!  I discovered this when all i had in the fridge was roasted tomatoes and cukes from the garden.  A sandwich made from the two is fantastic.  You can add mayo or butter or, if you're vegan, mushed up avocado.  Cheese is great too, I use extra sharp cheddar.  Yum!  The roasting really brings out the sweetness of the tomato, and the cucumber adds this extra crunch that is really great. 

So, that's it, my discovery!   Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010 06:08:13 PM »

This sounds so amazingly yummy! I love cucumbers and tomatoes. There is nothing better (IMO) than fresh veggies from the garden. I don't have one because my neighbors think it is ok to take down my fence and ride bikes through the yard, but I digress. I love tomato sandwiches with just fresh tomatoes and a slice of cheese, but this is something I think I'm definitely going to have to try.

« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010 08:38:08 PM »

Your tomatoes look delicious. Frankly, I'm a lazy gardener too. Mine really needs weeded and I have to pull out all my broccoli and brussel sprouts. Freaking caterpillars have swarmed them to death. Anyway, it looks like you waited too long to pick that cuke. That might be why it looks like that.
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2010 04:04:16 AM »

I have found that when the vine is dying out (which cucumbers do around this time for us) that the last cucumbers look awful funny.... I don't think it is anything you did. No worries!

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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2010 06:05:11 AM »

That sounds fantastic. I eat a lot roasted tomatoes and cucumber but have never thought of putting them together. That's my lunch sorted, thanks!
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