Friday Flowers:  Thai Basil Flowers, Tomato Salad Recipe and How to Peel Tomatoes

Friday Flowers: Thai Basil Flowers, Tomato Salad Recipe and How to Peel Tomatoes

This salad is simple blend of a few ingredients, and it’s an exquisite display of vibrant color.  It’s all about freshly picked heirloom tomatoes . . .

I can’t use a tomato without thinking of my dad’s tomato garden.  In the summertime, tomatoes are all he cares about — well, they’re just below my mom and their dog.  ;-)  My dad  is extremely enthusiastic about his many varieties of tomatoes.  He starts them from seeds in teeny-tiny plastic cups in the kitchen.

I absolutely adore this * tomato recipe* .  While the whole basil leaves add a wonderful boost of flavor, the tomatoes are the true stars of this salad. And they’re gorgeous!

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