Heirloom Tomatoes on Grilled Bread

Heirloom Tomatoes on Grilled Bread

If you aren't firing up the grill for dinner, just put the bread face down in a skillet, or under the broiler.   You just want to create a toasty surface to rub the garlic on.

It is August and tomatoes are everywhere!  Except on my tomato plants.  I have a few green ones on the vines, but none red for picking.  For now, I'll have to rely on my local markets, which are overflowing with tomatoes.

Heirloom tomatoes are all the rage - for good reason.  Over the years, as farming became more progressive, commercialized and scientific, tomatoes and tomato plants were hybridized to create more perfect looking tomatoes, and tomatoes that were more stable to ship across the country.  With these 'improvements' that large farms implemented, the taste and flavor of the tomato was sacrificed.  These tomatoes that are found in many grocery stores are the often perfectly round, firm and tasteless.  Up until a couple of years ago, I had lost my taste for tomatoes because I was so often unimpressed.  Remember my 'real strawberries' revelation ?  This was similar...

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