Heirloom tomatoes are popping up everywhere this time of year, so I have been trying out some recipes that showcase them. I have only recently "taught" myself to like tomatoes, so the fact that this recipe for Baked Parmesan Tomatoes led me to munch on entire halves at a time is pretty significant. It is imperative that you pick good tomatoes (whether heirloom or not); look how lovely that little heirloom baby below is with all of its folds and crinkles. The next important thing is reasonable Parmesan cheese. The green can grated faux variety won't cut it here. I thought the tomatoes turned out absolutely lovely, and make an amazing summer side dish, or even appetizer.
Additionally, I wanted to mention the Rosé seen above because it is fantastic. My friend Kristen and I discovered it at Whole Foods, purchasing it because of its strawberry notes. This wine is not too sweet, and very crisp with a subtle strawberry flavor. Amazing.