One of our favorite things about late summer is great tomatoes, and especially the heirloom varieties that are packed with flavor and sweetness. Last week we were shooting at Swiss Woods Bed and Breakfast Inn in Lititz, PA in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country. Innkeeper Deb Mosimann  is famous for the breakfast she serves at Swiss Woods; it’s always homemade, fresh and utilizes the incredible local ingredients of Lancaster Country. On this visit, we photographed  “Parmesan Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes”…it’s not a complicated dish, but PERFECT this time of year and it’s appropriate for breakfast OR dinner. Oh–it’s also beautiful!

Deb is also a broad. That is, she’s a member of the of the influential food-blogging collective known as Eight Broads in the Kitchen. They have hundreds of great recipes online–check them out.


SwissWoods Food Breakfast 05 X3 Tomatoes at their Peak: A Great Recipe from Swiss Woods Bed and Breakfast

Parmesan Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes from Swiss Woods  Photo © Jumping Rocks Photography

Parmesan Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes from Swiss Woods



heirloom cherry tomatoes, red and yellow



panko bread crumbs



coarsely grated Parmesan cheese

cracked black pepper

sea salt



chopped herbs, any combination of basil, parsley, and chives



oil to drizzle


Cut the cherry tomatoes in half lengthwise


In a bowl, toss with the panko, Parmesan, herbs, cracked pepper and salt


Spoon in 6 ramekins


Drizzle with Oil


Bake at 375F until a slight brown shows on some of the tomatoes, about 15 min


Serve hot

Servings: 6

Oven Temperature: 375°F

2 Responses to “Tomatoes at their Peak: A Great Recipe from Swiss Woods Bed and Breakfast”

  1. Sue says:

    Looking forward to making this! Sounds wonderful! We were regulars at a flea market in Lititz back in the late 60′s when we lived in Reading. Still have an antique hexagonal tube cake pan purchased there. Enjoyed our 2 year stay in PA!

  2. dot says:

    I made this and it was awesome. Thank you.