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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Grilled Corn and Tomato Jamboree

This week I was visited by the tomato fairy twice!!!  


My son-in-law stopped by last Friday on his way back to Minneapolis with a bag of tomatoes from his parents garden!!! YUM, YUM!! While he was talking with Jeff I ran to Sam's and bought fresh buffalo mozzarella. Basil fresh from my herb garden and the best olive oil that came from my "adopted" tree in Italy rounded out the ingredients for Friday night supper.


Caprese Salad



Sunday night my neighbor , Tomato Fairy # 2, brought over a box of tomatoes from her in-laws garden.


I LOVE homegrown tomatoes. My 84 year old Dad still raises the best tomatoes and green beans. I love tomatoes and .....just about anything but this tomato and corn salad is a real favorite!!! Hope you enjoy it too!!


Grilled Corn and Tomato Jamboree



I found this recipe over 10 years ago in a cookbook written by Mary Englebrett and her husband. Actually the husband is the cook and she is the illustrator.


As with most of the recipes that I use...I tweaked it to be my own. Here's the salad the way I make it.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!

Shopping List:

4 ears of fresh corn
8 medium tomatoes, ripe and cut into a 1/4 inch dice
1 medium red onion, cut into a 1/4 dice
1/4 cup chopped I used fresh basil and oregano

The Salad Process:
Place the 4 ears of corn that have been shucked and cleaned into a plastic ziplock bag with 4 tablespoons of water. I leave the bag open. Do not seal. Place in microwave on high for 5 minutes. Be careful of the steam when turning the bag and microwave for 4 more minutes. Remove corn from microwave and place on grill that is on high. Turn frequently until you have achieved the amount of char right for you.


Cut the corn off of the cob when it is cooled.
Prepare the tomatoes by dicing them into the 1/4 inch dice and placing them on paper towels so that the water is absorbed before mixing the tomatoes into the salad.

Dice the red onion and mix them with the tomatoes.
Dice the Herbs.

Mix the corn, tomatoes, onion and herbs together in a large mixing bowl.

Mustard Vinaigrette
3 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon champagne vinegar

1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard

3/4 salt, or to taste

Freshly ground pepper to taste


In a jar combine the oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper.
Cover and shake to blend well.
Pour over the salad and toss together to mix.

This salad taste as good as it looks!!! It is great as a side dish to any summer supper. You can use it as a dip with crackers or sturdy chips. Put it on grilled bread as an appetizer or tapa. Enjoy it anyway you like!! I promise you will make it over and over again while the corn and tomatoes are in season and fresh!!

Later on in the week I stumbled onto a quilt group online that were organizing quilts to go the victims in Colorado who had lost their homes in the fires. There was a quilter in Tennessee that said she would quilt 5 quilts if people would send tops. So I pulled out my "Simply Divine Nines". The top I made back in March but had not gotten around to quilting it. I found the backing fabric and packed it away for the journey to Tennessee.

All folded and ready to go!! It arrived yesterday and will be quilted today and sent out to the organizer in Colorado at the end of the week. Being so busy with Jeff I am just happy that I had this tucked away and could "tag team" on this very worthwhile project!!! Thanks to all the quilter out there that are so generous.

Kristy officially started as "Dr. Kristina Smith" this past week at Saint Anthony's Hospital. She now wears the "Long White Coat". So PROUD of you Kris!! Here's to a great year of learning and helping others!!
Last but certainly not least I got this as a text message early this morning:

What an uplifting message!! Jenny and Ella will be in Tulsa on Wednesday. They are coming for a while. Jenny has a high school friend getting married on Sat in OKC. They will head over there and see "Auntie Kristy" and stay with her. Then hopefully they can stay and help me when we have to get Jeff to Dallas. This past week has been challenging. Jeff is currently back in the hospital. We are trying hard to get all the "Pre-Transplant" tests done so that upon B/CB/S approval we can head to Baylor and get this "Mini Transplant" underway.
Hope you are enjoying the "fruits" of summer.....especially the tomatoes!
Stay cool!

Happy Trails,

Mtn Mama

1 comment:

  1. Glad the text made you smile!!!! She can't wait to see her NaNa!!


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