Somethings in life just go together. Tomatoes and "cheese" are the perfect combination and had to think about how to modernize an heirloom tomato recipe.
The word heirloom is an interesting word. It's defined as a, "a valuable object that has belonged to a family for several generations."
Hierloom tomatoes are unique in that they are not mass produced, or at least at one point not mass produced like a traditional tomato.
The 1980's remake dress of a 1940's style and design is very similar to my thoughts around heirlooms. Classic, yet unique and modern.
Hierloom tomatoes are special and prized for its flavor and funky shapes and styles. In the world of antiquities, heirlooms are prized possessions that get handed down from generation to generation.
"Antique things have an appreciation and worth. Something can be old, but it can be timeless; therefore, it becomes an antique. If this antique is preserved and deemed precious, it could be passed down as a family heirloom." - Cee Lo Green
To me this this dress represented something from the past. A beautiful style and design that was once special but no longer in the modern world. It inspired something that comes from the heart.
And knowing some tomatoes are in the same shape as a heart, and it's nutrients help prevent heart disease, I wanted to make something rustic and charming just like this dress. The dress inspires a mix of classic city meets the country farm girl. A rustic crostata with a modern twist was the choice.
"There ain't nothing in life better than true love and a homegrown tomato."
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com