Warm Corn, Green Bean and Radish Salad with Fresh Thyme

I discovered this recipe last April in one of my food blog wanderings.  I was looking for new interesting dishes during the time of year when fresh local vegetables are scarce, but just starting to appear out of greenhouses.  I was looking to use up the last of my frozen corn from the previous year, before the bountiful new year began, and this dish lent itself beautifully to such an endeavor.

Over the course of this summer I have made this dish several times with all fresh local ingredients, and it was spectacular each and every time.

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Tomato Party!

A fresh tomato is a truly beautiful and delicious thing.  I love to simply eat them sliced, perhaps with a bit of sliced basil and fresh ground pepper on top, or to pick a cherry tomato and pop it in my mouth straight from the vine.  This is one of the sweetest things that nature has to offer.  One of my favorite dishes to make with fresh tomatoes and fresh herbs is Ottolenghi’s Tomato Party.

This recipe utilizes many different kinds of tomatoes, including green tomatoes, red and yellow cherry tomatoes and vine-ripened tomatoes.  Some are roasted, some are raw, and the combination of flavors between the tomatoes, fresh garlic, oregano, mint and tarragon are divine, and only seem to get better with time.

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