Saturday, April 16, 2011

Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic, and Fresh Herbs

My AeroGardens have provided me with such amazing bounty this winter. The fresh herbs alone have been a God-send, and I am so grateful to my friend Jodi for giving me this huge gift!

The oregano I originally didn't think would make it has become quite prolific, and the thyme is doing excellently, too. The basil is awesome, as is the Genoa basil plant that has a very anise-y flavour to it. The lemon basil is pretty much kaput and I think I'm just going to yank it out and put in some cilantro in its place. The mint is hugely prolific, as is the dill. I almost have an overabundance of both!

While wondering how to utilize all this hydroponic bounty, I had a brainwave: last fall, after the garlic festival I attended, I made this yummy meal, and so I made another version of it the other night. I didn't have the fancy garlic this time, but that was OK. I still used about a head of garlic in total, and I roasted the tomatoes & garlic with a bunch of sprigs of thyme. After it was done roasting, I added chopped oregano and basil. And Bob's your uncle!

It was another simple, spectacular, and very cost-effective meal ('cause I'm more about cost effective now than I ever was before).


Karen said...

Sounds delicious! And so simple. Once we get some decent tomatoes around here, I'll be giving this a try! Mmmmmmm. Look out penne, deliciousness is on its way.

Karen said...

BTW, LOVE the new background.

DEZMOND said...

I love this idea of baking all of that in oven wrapped in some baking paper or tin-foil. Very Jamie Oliver-ish :)
And I love the new, improved look of your blog :)

Borderline Lil said...

I'm obsessed with these Aero gardens! I want to get some, for Charly's cat grass as well as other stuff. Those tomatoes look freakin' awesome BTW.

Tia said...

what model do u have? looks lush and so healthy!

Wandering Coyote said...

Glad you guys are liking the new template, though it's a bit of a work in progress. I'm not 100% stoked about Blogger's new template design thing; I'm not a fan of the colour schemes. I should also get a new banner picture going sometime soon.

@ Tia, it's the 7 pod jobbie.


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