Heirloom Tomato Galette
I didn't set out to make an Heirloom Tomato Galette, but when I went to the farmers' market a few weeks ago, the tomatoes jumped out at me. I knew I had to make something with them, but had no idea what. When I got home, I took them out of the bag and lined them all up on the counter. I organized them in the order of the rainbow, then by size, finally by shape. I played with the color combinations for a while and then took a ton of pictures.
It's galette season! What's galette season you ask? Anytime there's fresh ripe seasonal produce at the market! My love affair with galettes started with the Peach Galette I made for Suite101, and a Peach & Cherry Galette I made for a Tuesdays With Dorie project. I have to say, it was my favorite until I made the Heirloom Tomato Galette. I wanted a savory galette in the worst way! Sophia's Chef Chris made Pork Sliders a few weeks ago. He made an awesome Red Onion Jam to complement the appetizer. It was so good, I had to recreate it. I had an idea of what I wanted to use it for, but the inspiration came to me after I saw all the gorgeous heirloom tomatoes at the farmers' market.
People ask me where I get the inspiration for some of the things I make. I don't have a clue! Some things just pop into my brain, others are born out of impulse. I see something, I want it and I make it. Trial and error are not always easy on the ego. When the dream of a tasty dish comes out good, I am so excited and can't wait to feed John! When I have a mishap - and it does happen - I either throw it away before he gets home or I make believe it was supposed to turn out that way! He has no idea, but he eats it anyway, because he loves me!
The wine of choice for the evening was Greenvale Vineyards Skipping Stone White. It's a delightfully refreshing blend of 90% Cayuga and 10% Vidal Blanc grapes. Slightly off dry with a nice balance of sweetness and acidity. It was the perfect accompaniment for this Tomato Galette!
Anyway...Here's the link to the Heirloom Tomato Galette Recipe. It has a lovely flaky free-form pie crust. Change it around a little. Add some different veggies. Mix it up and vary the herbs and spices. Change the cheese. Don't add cheese. Just make it your own!