Simply Dressed Tomatoes

Simply Dressed Tomatoes | The Gray Boxwood

The unofficial start to fall has come and gone (where did summer go?!), but the garden is still producing at full force. We have had a spectacular season for rain and everything has stayed so green and flourished in near-perfect growing conditions. My tomatoes have grown so tall that they outgrew the cages I placed around them and are almost laying over! And I’m picking gorgeous fruit everyday.

There are so many options for using tomatoes: canned salsa, plain juice, soups and spaghetti sauce. But sometimes the simplest meal can be made with these amazing varieties. My favorite quick meal or side dish for company are these simply dressed tomatoes. Use your favorite heirloom varieties not just for the beautiful color, but also the sweeter flavor.

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Coleslaw Dressing | A Summer Staple

Coleslaw Dressing | The Gray Boxwood

I love to eat straight from the garden all summer long. All the fresh vegetables are super delicious and summer is so conducive to light, fresh meals! My favorite go-to is a simple cabbage salad with a quick vinaigrette-type dressing. I keep a jar of this in my fridge and keep replenishing it all season.

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Peach Chutney

Peach Chutney | The Gray Boxwood

Chutneys are extremely versatile. They can bring grilled meats to a whole new level or add an interesting touch to a meat and cheese tray appetizer. While boughten chutneys can be “ok,” a homemade and canned version is extra delicious and can be used as the perfect gift for friends! This chutney uses one of the season’s most sumptuous fruit and pairs it with a delicious blend of Caribbean inspired spices to give an out of this world flavor that you will want time and again!

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Peach & Blackberry Pie

Peach & Blackberry Pie | The Gray Boxwood

Nothing is more summer than a pie. With summer coming to a fast close I had to squeeze in one of my favorite desserts. A pie is perfect anytime of the year, and for me, it evokes homemade nostalgia at its best. This one is chilled and is simply perfect for those warm days!

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