It wouldn’t be summer without Naomi’s tomatoes. That’s what the Gillem family says. Like plenty of folks around the country, 91-year-old Naomi Gillem of Nashville, Tenn., has been growing her own tomatoes for as long as her family can remember. And for her family, summer officially begins with a taste of her first homegrown beauty. The roasted tomatoes below are a perfect recipe for a bumper crop of tomatoes—if only Naomi had extras. We salute Naomi and all the gardeners like her, who put their hands and hearts into tending these perfect treasures.
Marvelous things happen when tomatoes meet high heat and olive oil.