Most of us have done it. We promise we’re going to have more vegetables and then end up eating one of this post’s featured featured items. Avocados, eggplant, bell peppers, okra…. oops. Guess I should go back and ammend that earlier post about okra…
I’m gonna go with the saying about if three people agree on a defninition it is one. If you agree with me that we’ll call these guys vegetables and Jesus knows what I mean in my prayers when I refer to them as vegetables that should count, right?
So to round up this *POW!* of veggies we’ll end with the fruit that dreamed of being a vegetable (and one I just happened to have way to many of this summer): The Tomato.
Avocado and Heirloom Tomato Toast with Balsamic Drizzle
Caprese-Style Stuffed Tomatoes with Balsamic Reduction
Roasted Tomato Soup with Broiled Cheddar
Roasted Tomato Salsa
Tomato Cobbler with Cornmeal-Cheddar Biscuits
Burrata with White Wine and Garlic Sauteed Tomatoes
It is getting far too hot outside for my tastes. Mid-90’s and the humidity is on the rise. I keep forgetting every spring that my hair does not do well in humidity and so I don’t preemptively get it cut in time for the great *poof* that becomes my hair in the DC summers. And in addition to that the temperature of one’s food can make a difference to the comfort levels in this god-awful heat.
I love Thanksgiving and Christmas because I often associate the two holidays with a large amount of cooking and eating and partying. I’m not the greatest fan on the patriotic holidays because the types of foods do not create insane food memories of intense bliss in my head. But there are still foods that can excite my palate during the summer holidays… Here is a menu with a few of them along with a couple new items I’m keen to try this month:
“Boozy Sweet Tea” from Dessert for Two (Click HERE for “Peach-Infused Moonshine” Recipe)
“Parmesan Tuiles with Heirloom Tomato Salad” from Food & Wine
“New Potato Salad with Garlic Mayonnaise and Cress” from JamieOliver.com
“Mediterranean Sliders” from Athenos (there’s something to be said for good advertising!)