Summer Fest: A Celebration of Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

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Bruschetta with Chevre and Slow Roasted Tomatoes

The Summer Fest theme this week is tomatoes, and I can't think of a better thing to talk about than slow-roasted tomatoes. I made these for the first time last September and they were absolutely amazing. Although I made them a few more times throughout the year with grocery store cherry tomatoes, I've been waiting for some good summer tomatoes to roast.

Cut Tomatoes with Herbs and Olive Oil

Yesterday I roasted a tray of 20 gorgeous Roma tomatoes that I had picked up at the Saturday Farmer's Market. It took all day, but the end result was fantastic. I can't believe I'm admitting this, but I ate about 15 of those tomatoes for dinner last night. I just kept picking them off the tray as they were cooling. My name is Nicole and I ate 15 Roma tomatoes in one night! Now you know why you aren't seeing photos of slow-roasted Roma tomatoes... I ate them before I could photograph them.

Tomatoes after Roasting

But I also roasted a pan of cherry tomatoes since I didn't have enough Romas to fill two pans. If you're going to have the oven on all day anyway, you really should fill all the racks with tomatoes. I managed to eat at least a handful of the cherry tomatoes, too. I know what you're thinking. But you'll understand once you make some yourself. You should do that.

Tomatoes in Jar

How to Make Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

And here are some more links to help you along your tomato-roasting journey. These bloggers won't steer you wrong. You need to do this!

Instructions for Slow-Roasting Tomatoes:

What to do with Slow-Roasted Tomatoes:

Other Summer Fest Attendees Celebrating Tomatoes:

How You Can Join in Summer Fest 2010

Summer Fest 2010

Have a recipe or tip that fits any of our weekly themes? You can contribute to our online recipe swap in various ways, big or small.

Contribute a whole post, or a comment—whatever you wish. It’s meant to be fun, viral, fluid. No pressure, just delicious. Simply leave your tip or recipe or favorite links in the comments below a Summer/Fall Fest post on my blog, and then go visit my collaborators and do the same.

The cross-blog event idea works best when you leave your recipe or favorite links (whether to your own blog or someone else’s) at all the host blogs. Yes, copy and paste them everywhere! That way, they are likely to be seen by the widest audience. Everyone benefits, and some pretty great dialog starts simmering.

Or think bigger: Publish entire posts of your own, if you wish, and grab the juicy Summer Fest 2010 tomato badge (illustrated by Matt of Matt Bites), or the new pumpkin version he just did if it’s for September 22 onward.

Summer/Fall Fest 2010 Posting Schedule

7/28: Cukes and Zukes
8/4: Corn
8/11: Herbs, Greens, and Beans
8/18: Stone Fruit - I missed this one!
8/25: Tomatoes

9/1: Sweet and Spicy Peppers
9/8: Garlic
9/15: White (or colorful “white”…but not sweet) Potatoes
9/22: Spinach
9/29: Apples

10/6: Fall Salads
10/13: Pumpkin + Winter Squash
10/20: Pears
10/27: “Mad Stash” (as in what you’re shoving in freezer/jars/dehydrator, etc.)

11/3: Root veggies
11/10: Brassicas: incl. Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Cabbage or other
11/17: Sweet Potatoes
11/24: Bounty to Be Grateful For

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