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All good things come to those who wait – Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Posted: December 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

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imageI bought way too many tomatoes on the weekend and saw a recipe for slow roasted tomatoes. Anything slow roasted is always nice, sweet, tender. Halved the tomatoes and placed onto a baking tray with some olive oil, salt and thyme and left in the oven on low for several hours. The wait was worth it – the tomatoes shrunk in size as all the water is being drawn out of it but the flavor was intensely sweet yummy roasted tomatoes – ah bliss – I plonked them on some toasted light rye, slithers of goats cheese, chopped parsley, black pepper and olive oil. A great snack but not for those in a hurry!


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 Born in Columbus, Ohio, I quickly relocated to Florida in the early eighties. With a background in fiberglass repair I adjusted well to the marine industry. I started my own business in North Miami Beach repairing boats. Achieving a high standard of quality I attracted customers  the likes of  Donald Aronow of cigarette boats. I received an offer to move my company to the Fl. Keys in 1986 to set up shop in a large marina in Tavernier. Growing bored I sold my business in the late nineties to build large boats for builders  such as Whiticar, Gamefisher and Cayman Yacht. Having a short stint with Slane Marine of the Hatteras boat fame.

  By  2003 I was eager to try something new. Reinventing myself I went back to school for Graphic Design and Web Developement. Working the next 6 years as a general manager and marketing manager for a local retail outlet. Currently I am project manager of website development, graphic design, photography,  Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and (SEO) for Top Gun Web Group in Stuart, Fl. If you are looking for a strong internet presence, please contact me by email charlie.holmes@att.net or call 772-834-9726 for a consultation. View our site www.topgunwebgroup.com .