Sunday, August 31, 2008
Yummy Tomato Salad
A positive about winter is that you can ALWAYS add more layers. Grab a sweatshirt. Haul out a second pair of socks. Wrap yourself up in a blanket.
You CANNOT take the same approach to summer. Sure, you can remove a layer. But, eventually, you strip down to a level that risks violation of some public nudity laws. And that’s not something I’d recommend.
In addition to finding yourself a nice, air-conditioned location, another thing that I would heartily recommend for a day like today is a nice tomato salad. It makes the most of August bounty, it's GORGEOUS, and it won't require you to heat up the kitchen.
If you can find a few nice heirloom tomatoes, they do the job nicely. For this salad, we used a couple of peach tomatoes, red zebras, a purple Cherokee, and some Mexican midget cherry tomatoes.
We sliced them, spread them out on a platter, drizzled them with a nice garlic olive oil, some balsamic vinegar, and a bit of basil.
And enjoyed the scenery.
Add a side of crusty bread, some nice aged cheese, and you have yourself a perfect summer lunch that really beats the heat.
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