If you're lucky enough to have a bumper crop of tomatoes this summer, you'll surely want to share. Instead of tossing some in a paper bag, put them in a basket with pasta and the basic ingredients for a traditional sauce: olive oil, fresh basil, garlic, and a wedge of Parmesan. It's a great thank-you gift for a hostess or a back-to-school present for a teacher.
A Gift of the Garden
Martha Stewart Living, September 2004