photo courtesy of my wife

Everyone raves about summer tomatoes, and there’s a good reason for it: they are so good at this time of year.  There’s no substitute for a good juicy tomato, and no shortage of uses for this seasonal bounty.  From sauces to salsas to sandwiches to salads and beyond, or just eaten straight off the vine, the taste of fresh ripe tomatoes is unmistakable and refreshing.  So now’s the time to stock up on them at your local farmer’s market.  There are many different varieties to choose from, but one of our favorites is the little bright orange sungold tomato.  Here’s how we recently used a bunch of them:

Tortellini with Spinach & Cherry Tomatoes

– The recipe calls for packaged tortellini, but it’s fabulous with homemade goat cheese & herb ravioli.  And real garlic of course.