Grilled Tomatoes with Feta & Dill

In honor of yesterday’s Tomato Art Festival, which is undoubtedly our favorite day of the year in Nashville, I present to you this amazingly simple and insanely delicious grilled tomato recipe.  I may be wrong, but I really think this would make a tomato lover out of any naysayer.  I served this dish with herb […]




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Balsamic Bruschetta with Basil Ricotta on Sweet Cornbread Tarts

I must admit that I am a pretty darn competitive person.  Well, maybe I shouldn’t use the word “competitive” rather something more like “motivated by other people”, so I’m always up for a good challenge.  This year’s recipe contest for the 10th Annual Tomato Art Fest was all things bruschetta!! I didn’t know the “topic” […]




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Pickled Shrimp

I just love someone who loves to cook as much as I do.    My parents’ church is like an entire congregation of cooks and food loving parishioners.  Their coffee hours are so far from cheese puffs and fruit punch and more like a culinary exhibition of the most delicious spreads.  Father Ray and his […]




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Tomato Tart with Three Herb Garlic Crust

In exactly three weeks my family and I will be kicking in East Nashville for the 10th Annual Tomato Art Fest.  I can hardly wait!!  It is absolutely one of my favorite days of the year in Nashville!  From now until then I will continue to be very inspired by the amazing-ness of the tomato! […]




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Favorite Things Friday – A Tomato Inspired Wedding from Southern Weddings

DO WHA?! An entire wedding themed around the gorgeous colors, flavors and varietals of the beloved tomato………I DO!!!!!! Today for my Favorite Things Friday I am sharing this unbelievable Tomato-themed wedding from Southern Weddings. All photos and text from this point forward are credited to Southern Weddings and their vendors, but given my insane love for […]




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“The For Real, Friel” – An Award-Winning Homage to My Gardening Granddaddy

Winner winner tomato sandwich dinner!! This year’s Tomato Art Fest was so much fun for our family.  It was a beautiful day with gorgeous weather and I walked away a winner!!  I’m not quite sure what prompted me to put an entry into the recipe contest hosted by Nashville Farmers’ Market, but after seeing the schedule […]




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Caprese Stack with Pesto

Caprese salad is undoubtedly my FAVORITE summertime dish and since it is Tomatofest 2012 at the Hardin house, I can eat it every night if I want to……..probably won’t, but I can if I want to.  I recently changed it up a little by using pesto I had on hand rather than fresh basil leaves […]




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