I'm sorry this isn't part of the theme, but I just got this recipe from my Mom and HAD to share it with you all. It is delicious. It just melts in your mouth and you will be going back for FOURTHS on this one!
4-5 tomatoes, plum or ripe whatever-kind-of-tomatoes you have on hand
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
2 T. chopped fresh basil
1/4 c. olive oil (extra virgin if you have)
salt to taste
1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese
1/2 c. mayonnaise
1 loaf french baguette, sliced 1/2" rounds
Combine tomatoes, garlic, basil, oil and salt & pepper. Mix well and set aside. Mix the parmesan cheese and mayonnaise and spread on each bread round. Place bread rounds on baking sheet. Top each round with a spoonful of tomato mixture. Bake at 400 degrees fir 10 minutes or until bubbly & bread is toasted!