Summer Means Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese, and Other Things I’m Thinking About (8-19-14)
It’s tomato salad and tomato sandwich season, and even though my new town has a weekly farmers market where I’ve been stocking up on tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini, I can’t get over how much I’m missing my garden. I love all the summer veggies, but tomatoes are the summer treat I wait for every year, and my favorite way to eat them is this Summer Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese, Basil Vinaigrette, and Fresh Herbs
. I’ve probably been making this salad for at least 20 years and I never get tired of it. (The other two tomato salads I make over and over are Middle Eastern Tomato Salad
and Tomato, Olive, and Fresh Mozzarella Salad with Basil Vinaigrette
.) I’m savoring summer for at least another month here before I’m willing to even think about fall, so a lot more tomato salads are going to be on the menu!
And I’m seriously investigating the idea of a greenhouse so I can grow things away from the deer and other critters for next year. If anyone has greenhouse suggestions, I am all ears!
Now here are a few more things I’ve been thinking about . . .
I love the idea behind Blurts
, the fun new service by my brother Rand’s former creative partner Betsy Grimm. Betsy takes those funny things your kids blurt out and makes them into interesting wall hangings to help you remember those precious early years.
(You can use the label Things I’m Thinking About to see more round-ups like this one.) What have you been thinking about lately? Please share in the comments, and if you’re spotted something especially interesting online, links are welcome.