Roasted Tomatoes and Olives

Crowded Earth Kitchen

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Tomatoes in January need a little extra care in the kitchen to amount to much of anything.  Throughout most of the United States, at least, a January tomato should be viewed with a bit of trepidation… that tomato has likely traveled a long distance, been artificially ripened by gasses pumped into a transport truck, and been sprayed with “food grade” (depending upon whom you ask) wax.  Yes, a January tomato is a sad creature, but can be coaxed to life with some effort.

Hence, this recipe for Roasted Tomatoes and Olives. I can’t promise it will transport your taste buds to your backyard garden in July, but I can promise that a few bites will make you forget that it’s, well, January.

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Ingredients (Makes 4 side dish servings)

4 Roma tomatoes

12 Kalamata olives, pitted

2 tablespoons good quality olive…

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