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Sunday, July 27, 2003

The Cure for Summer Angst

Actually there are two.

1. Take beautiful tree ripe peaches or nectarines. Wash and cut into chunks in a nice bowl.

Take some raspberries or blackberries (ripe! ripe! only). Wash, drain, and add to the bowl.

Scoop out some premium vanilla ice cream over the result.

Consume, with lip smacking noises.

I use my great-grandmother's Limoges shallow soup bowls.

This is the one time of year I miss the blackberry thicket in the back yard. Bought blackberries don't compare.

2. Take a ripe Brandywine tomato. Wash and cut off some slices.

Take some sourdough bread (if it's not super fresh, toast it a bit).

Spread some good mayo on the bread. Arrange tomato slices on bread.

Consume, with sighing noises.

Nice Variation: Platter cured bacon with this. Lettuce or other green such as arugula optional.

Another nice variation: Spread bread with tapenade, not mayo.
Still Another Nice Variation: Toast some goat cheese on the bread before putting the maters on.

But since this was the first of the year, I had the Classic variant.

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