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In memory of Mother: Recipe for roasted roma tomatoes with herbs

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Father loved fresh tomatoes. It didn’t matter whether they were the beefy kind or Roma, Father enjoyed tomatoes as part of breakfast. He strongly believed in serving a vegetable with his eggs and grits.

Mother never really commented about Father’s breakfast preference. If Father had any leftover vegetables from the morning, Mother would find a way to use them during lunch.

The following is a recipe for using Roma tomatoes:

Ingredients: 8 Roma tomatoes, cut in half (seeds removed), ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons chopped garlic, 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley, 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil, 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano, salt and black pepper to taste and ½ cup crumbled feta cheese.

Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix together the tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, parsley, basil, oregano, and salt and pepper in a bowl, working the seasonings into the cavities of the tomatoes. Place the tomatoes, cut sides up, on a baking sheet, and sprinkle each tomato with about 1 tablespoon of feta cheese. Bake the tomatoes in the preheated oven until cooked but still firm for about 15 minutes. YUM!

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