Our weather has been flirting with a night-time hard freeze, off and on, for about a week now. If not for the flannel plant coverings my mom shared with me, I think we'd have lost all our basil by now.
Sadly, our vegetable garden is rapidly waning, but for lunch today, I call this my One Last Hurrah Salad, simply fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, sprinkled in a shallow bowl:
|Aren't they gorgeous?|
Then I drizzle them with a bit of kosher salt, fresh ground pepper and the best extra virgin olive oil I can find:
The olive oil gracing today's lunch is my new favorite, an amazingly fruity, fresh (thanks to the packaging, it can stay fresh longer) and handy New Zealand produced The Village Press Olive Oil:
Thank you, my summer garden, for all the bounty, wonderful meals and memories you provided. We'll see you again next year!
Life is sweet,