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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Time Out for Tomatoes

It may be December, but for those of us lucky to live in southern California, the weather has been sunny and warm. And, our tomato plants are still producing my favorite vegetable. Or is it a fruit? Regardless, when a friend surprised me with a bowl of heirloom tomatoes fresh from her garden, we took a pleasurable "time out" for a simple lunch:  toast and a salad of tomatoes with buffalo mozzarella and basil topped with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
And for dessert, Napoleons from the local bakery and fresh strawberries with a bit of sugar and balsamic vinegar that's been boiled down to a thick syrup. 
So simple and so good.

1 comment:

  1. We had a garden this summer and I just adored going out to pick fresh tomatoes, green peppers, and cucumbers so I could make a salad. You just can't find that same taste with supermarket produce!

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