Meals From The Garden: Fried Green Tomatoes with Whipped Goat Cheese Basil Spread

Did you catch that huge pile of tomatoes we harvested from our garden? We had oodles of green tomatoes and so I figured it was high time I learned to make fried green tomatoes. Turns out its a great way to use all those tomatoes

Full disclosure: I've never seen the movie of the same name. And yes, I know I should probably remedy this. 

I tried a couple of varieties of breading the tomatoes, including a battered version, but this three step dipping methoed seemd to result in the crispiest outsides and softest insides.

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Gluten Free Sandwich Bread

Last year I had the wonderful opportunity to take a class on gluten free baking taught by Gluten Free Girl & The Chef at The Pantry at Delancy. The two most valuable take aways I had from that class were first, don't be afraid to experiment and second, gluten free doughs will look completely different from gluten-full dough. From here I was off, experimenting with bread with much more confidence and determination. I tried to take some cue's from the best gluten free bread I had even eaten, the honey oat bread from Jenny Mae's, incorporating oat flour and lots of eggs.

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Salmon & Olive Sandwich Spread

This spread was one of my favorite's growing up. My mom used to make it with tuna and we would eat it on delicious San Francisco sourdough (the only gluten filled thing I crave and miss). When I stopped eating dairy, I thought I had lost the spread forever (now thinking about it, I supposed I could have tried to use Tofutti back when I was still eating soy - by the way, Tofutti is probably the only soy filled thing I miss and crave. Since moving to Seattle, I've actually found goat's milk cream cheese that I can use and developed a gluten free bread recipe that's pretty darn good - recipe coming soon

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