Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese and Sage; dog family photos

My tomatoes were late starters this year…. Which means they’re finishing late as well.

I have a lot of green tomatoes.

They’re ripening, slowly, but according to the experts it’s getting late and they will likely not all get ripe.

Which gives me two choices: pick some of them for the compost so that the rest will ripen or wait until they’re big enough to make Fried Green Tomatoes.

Well….. no decision there!

Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese and Sage

Total time: 25 minutes


  • 2 – 3 large green (unripe) tomatoes
  • 3oz (90gr) goat cheese (semi-soft, with rind)
  • 6 fresh sage leaves
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup corn meal (polenta)
  • 1 tbs olive oil

Fried Greem Tomatoes with Goat Cheese and Sage


  • Cut 6 1/3 – 1/2″ (1cm) thick tomato slices.
  • Cut 6 slices from goat cheese – one for each tomato
  • Get 3 flattish bowls or plates.  Put flour in one, corn meal in one and the egg, beaten, in the last.
  • Put a large, nonstick skillet on medium – medium high heat.  Add oil and heat.
  • With your fingers (or a tongs) pick up one tomato slice, dip both sides in flour, then egg, then corn meal and place in skillet.
  • Fry 6 – 8 minutes or until brown, turn with spatula and fry for 6 minutes longer.
  • After turning place 2 sage leaves and a slice of cheese on top of each tomato.
  • If cheese doesn’t start to soften, cover the pan for the last 1 – 2 minutes of cooking time – until cheese just starts to melt.
  • Transfer tomatoes to individual plates and serve.

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I took over 150 photos of dogs over the weekend.

Dogs rarely sit still.

Puppies never sit still.

Here are some of the better photos….

This is Marina. She’s a 3 month old Leonberger puppy. Isn’t she adorable?

She’s also a devil….


This is Baloo, a 10 month old Leonberger puppy:


Sorry about the photo…. He’d just been in the river and I didn’t realize my lens was wet but I liked his poise.

In case you’re wondering if he’s going to be a big dog….Here’s my foot next to his:


This is Gualli. He is the great-uncle of my dogs and lives in the village. He was staying with us while his humans were away.


This is my 2 dogs, Bonnie and Guapa, hiding behind their brother, Genghis.


It was the only place they could find that was safe to sleep. Marina was terrorizing them.

Yes, my dogs were afraid of the puppy.

The only time she left them alone was when she was sleeping – which wasn’t often. Leonbergers are much more active and much more playful than our dogs.

This is my two dogs with Baloo walking through the village:


Finally, the two puppies in the doorway:


Marina can still walk under Baloo.

Well, at least she could 2 days ago….

Last update on October 5, 2016

4 thoughts on “Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese and Sage; dog family photos”

  1. LOVE the dog pictures! Puppies are so cute. Don’t you ever wish you could keep them that small? Looks like you had a great time 🙂

  2. Gill, so hard to get them all to pose ;–)

    nighstmusic, the puppy was just adorable…. but she weighed a ton and kept running off and I had to carry her back lol

    Zoomie, mine are just petite little girls compared to those giants!

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