Monday, January 26, 2009

Ruby Tuesday - Edible Reds


Ruby Tuesday is upon us, and thoughts are of the winter weather. It is cold, and I am tired of snow (more on Wed.), so a seasonal diversion is in order. Perhaps summer should be in view. Like the perfect orb of a tomato varietal called Jetstar, grown in pots along the sunny side of the garage. Fresh and tasty orbs.

We can imagine summer food being presented on the
patio. Salads, perhaps. To the right is the simplest of these, the aforementioned tomatoes dressed simply with salt, pepper, olive oil and our garden fresh basil on top.

Or a simple pasta salad with grape tomatoes added for a fresh ruby, and carrots in orange. A derivative ruby, I guess. And finally to the right is a steak salad. The meat was red prior to grilling,




the
red lettuce (mostly purple) looks nice and tastes better, and the ubiquitous tomatoes are included for a salad does well with these. I'll imagine with a glass of wine and enjoying the late afternoon top-of-the-hill breezes wafting off of Long Island Sound.

Red is red, imagined or real. Check out Mary's site for more and more reds!

28 comments:

soulbrush said...

i'm impressed at how neatly the tomatoes have been served. wow.

Felisol said...

Hi, Ralph,
reading about food late after bed-time really makes be gain weight!
Your tomato dishes so wonderfully presented.
I can feel the smell, sun ripe tomatoes smell - good.
Have a Happy Ruby Tuesday.
From Felisol

ellen b. said...

Your killin me Ralph with all this wonderful looking food!! It's just so close to dinner. Happy Ruby to you...

me ann my camera said...

A post my husband would truly enjoy for he would admire your presentation, and the offered dishes. As would I too. Yummy and tasty looking.

shutterhappyjenn said...

I love how the tomatoes are plated especially on that yellow plate! I think I am getting hungry now. =)

My Ruby Tuesday entries are posted here and here. Happy Tuesday!

Leora said...

What a great idea, to show summer food! I like the sliced tomatoes with bits of basil. And the salads look yummy.

Patti said...

Who woulda thunk that our culinary expertise would go over so well for Ruby Tuesday?
Notice I said "our." I must have made something here...

Carletta said...

Nothing says summer like vine-ripened tomatoes!
Your post is very poetic like today Ralph. I enjoyed your convincing commentary.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Everything looks yummy. Can't wait for summer-ripened tomatoes.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Dora said...

I like edible "rubies". The pasta salad looks great! :)

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Gee those red beauties make me want a BLT sandwich.

Eaton Bennett said...

Ralph, your photos have made me hungry and I don't have any tomatoes.
Happy Ruby Tuesday!
Eaton. :)

napaboaniya said...

Fresh red tomatoes are a favorite in my household :) They don't normally last long enough for me to take a shot of it! :P
Happy Ruby Tuesday Ralph!!

~Just Me Miranda~ said...

Very nice....I'm hungry now.

EastCoastLife said...

I tried to grow my own red tomatoes but have not been successful so far. I love the thought of picking fresh tomatoes from my garden. :)

Jientje said...

Oh yes, I would LOVE to eat that salad on the patio, in the sun, with a glass of ruby wine, mmmm!
Thanks for that little sparkle of Summer, even if it's but in our minds at this moment!

Robin said...

Tomatoes aren't my thing, but I could sure go for a lovely pasta salad right now.

Catherine said...

You'll be 5 more for diner, Ralph.
Since I've read your meme there's no more doubt that you and Patti are good cooks. Many posts confirm it.
Inform Patti that we'll speak French. We'll bring the wine to go with, if customs allows it ! : )

A great Ruby Tuesday

ilanadavita said...

It's almost lunch time here; you make me feel hungry.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like the idea of showing red food. Takes me away from thinking of white for winter. ;-)

Bond said...

Food is not only enjoyed by our taste buds, but visually also..visually you have succeeded...I am sure they taste as good as they look

Pia K said...

No steak salad for me, but the other dishes looks wonderful! Since I am quite hungry right this minute, I'll try and snap my fingers and see if the red dishes will arrive instantly here as if by magic:)

DrillerAA said...

I really like the simplest presentation. I could enjoy that right now. Great subject matter and very nice photos.
Have a wonderful Ruby Tuesday.

spiCes said...

ooohhh! i want some salad! gimme some! lovely edibles in red!

spiCes said...

ooopss, here's mine!

Dianne said...

yummy!!!

Terry said...

Dear Ralph,
I read your comment over at the Teach's and I thought I would come and get me some of that sun that you were saying you have here.
And for sure it is a nice summery post!
Tomatoes are only 99 cents a pound these days, so I think I will have to get some.
While it is suppose to snow a lot tomorrow, Bernie and I will just stay in the house and pretend like it is summer and I will make a cold meal..oh the joy of eating a nice lettuce and tomato salad and macaroni salad made with Miracle Whip mixed with mustard and relish and a divine potato salad and a plate of devilled eggs!...Yummy......

♥peachkins♥ said...

your entry is making me hungry...

thanks for visiting..