Oven Roasted Tomatoes and Flowers

I put this recipe in once before but for those of you that did not see it here it is again. This takes the worst supermarket tomatoes and makes them taste spectacular. You can use these on pizza, sandwiches, chopped up in salsa....any way you would use fresh tomatoes. Cut the tomatoes in half and cut the stem end out.

Place them cut side up in a muffin pan.

Drizzle them with olive oil.

Sprinkle with dried thyme, oregano, salt and pepper or use any other spices you might like. Then place in a 200 degree oven for 3-4 hours until they look like.....

this! (click for a better view)

Here is a finished tomato. Very simple and unbelievably good.

The Balloon Flower opened.

Rain on the snap peas



Eryngium (Sea Holly)

Blooming Marjoram
Don't look Pricilla.....a colorful spider.

Blooming Sage


Oooooh, the balloon flower is so beautiful. And the sea holly is really neat, too. I've never seen it before.
That is a great way of making bought tomatoes delicious! Does it sometimes over here.
Great pictures ans as You might understand now I love pictures of spiders :-)
What a great idea for tomatoes! I will definately try it. Thanks for sharing again (I am one of those that did not see the original post -so thanks!)

Lovely garden pictures also...even the spider (shudder.)

Marie said…
I'm going to try to tomatoe thing- If I burn down my apartment- I blame you for tempting me to actually cook.
clairedulalune said…
Ohhh, great idea for the tomatoes! I wouldn't think of using the muffin tops! Now, once the heat wave is over and my oven is fixed I will try this one! Thanks!
Lucie Le Blanc said…
Love the balloon flower ! All those veins, gorgeous !

And look at those tomatoes : what a bright red. Yummy !
Anonymous said…
omg i have to close my eyes nasty!
Guillaume said…
Never thought about pre-cooking the tomatoes.I usually have them fresh, unless I do stuffed tomatoes (the stuffing made of rice and red pesto).
I always wanted to try roasted tomatoes. I heard basil was good with tomatoes.

Coffee is on.
Nadya said…
This is a fun idea.
At the end of the summer, I enjoy filling my food dryer with thin sliced tomatoes, & have sprinkled some with chopped basil - lovely for using throughout the year. I'm fortunate to live in an area where tomatoes grow easily, & have a bunch 'coming on' in my garden right now. Never enough basil . . .