Monday, August 01, 2005
Weeknight Cooking and More
Now since I am a home cook and like to keep it simple, I was all over this one. I did a whole series of posts on it. Quickie lunch, dinner strategies, a quick and flexible dessert, and my favorite dinner in Real Tomato season.
But I didn't expect to win a prize!
I guess Biggles and Mama (the nom du blog of his Lovely Wife) both like tomatoes ;-). It's a good dish in the summer and I am considering making it tonight.
I already do or am looking to try out some of the other suggestions ... these people are TALENTED cooks. (mmm, peanut sauce)
In other food news, I bought the proverbial metric boatload of Central Valley produce at Central Valley prices at the produce-plus shop on Pedrick Road in Dixon. Including a lot of peaches.
I also learned that it's traditional to eat fresh bread on Lammas Day, which this is, and which condition I satisfied with a very tasty banh mi from a little hole-in-the-wall Viet joint on Larkin Street in SF. In the spirit of weeknight cooking, I am going to make some Middle Eastern Chopped Salad and eat it as a wrap. I'm pretty tired, but I think I can handle that amount of chopping.
The tomato salad looks delicious. I know what you mean about "high tomato standards," too. I almost never buy 'em in the grocery store - the ones out of my own garden are better than almost any other. Today I noticed one of my beefsteaks now has a tinge of red, and my mouth waters every time I look at it. Mmmmm - can't wait.
Cool you won!
For $2.25, I certainly have no complaints.
I don't think Biggles needs too much encouragement to eat summer tomatoes, but having Mama around probably doesn't hurt. ;-)
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