The Pleasanton Express has loved seeing newbie and experienced gardeners’ photos during the last few weeks. We want to see more! We are starting a contest, “How does your garden grow?” We want to see photos of your freshly grown tomatoes, crispy cucumbers and ears of sweet corn from your home gardens.
Send us your photos of your vegetable or flower garden and you could win a prize worth $25- $50 from local merchants plus bragging rights and a photo in the Pleasanton Express. We welcome all types of photos. Get creative. Close-ups of your veggies and flowers, photos of kids working in the garden, the biggest watermelon, the craziest shaped tomato, the longest squash, the beauty of your garden design …
Tell us a little about your produce or flowers – what are you growing, how long have you gardened and who in your family helps.
We also are looking for the best summer garden recipes. These can be old family favorites or a new one you just created. Send us your recipe along with a photo of it to be featured in the Pleasanton Express. The best summer recipe will win a $50 gift card.
Submit photos to agnews@pleasantonexpress. com. Select entries will be featured weekly in the Pleasanton Express on the front page of our Farm & Ranch pages. The contest ends August 9.
Mini Modified Caprese
I didn’t have fresh Mozzarella cheese so I substituted with Brie … I like it better!
• Handful of grape tomatoes or one Roma tomato
• 1/4 of Brie wheel, sliced (You can remove the rind if you want a milder flavor.)
• 3 +/- sweet basil leaves
• Olive oil
• Balsamic vinegar
Slice tomatoes and layer in small bowl/plate.
Add Brie. Tear basil into small pieces. Drizzle olive oil and Balsamic vinegar.