Here are some old favorites and new discoveries.
Panzanella, Italian bread salad. I had heard of this before, but Jane made it look totally accessible and delicious. I didn't even bother to write down her recipe, but just tasted as I went along. To make sure the bread has a sturdy texture, I usually toast it a bit before I chop it. The flavors of this salad remind me strongly of bruschetta, another summer favorite.
Here's a retro favorite: tomato slices with dollops of mayonnaise and a sprinkle of sugar and salt (and I hotted it up with freshly ground pepper).
|on the porch at the beach cottage|
Another old favorite with a new twist: caprese salad. But this time, I just used a mild white cheese because I didn't have any mozzarella. Still wonderful.
More from the archives:
my version of redeye gravy
fabulous tomato gravy
lettuce-tomato with beef
10-minute all-in-one supper (and don't forget its cold cousin, tomato sandwiches: good bread, mayo, salt, pepper, and tomato slices)
How are you eating tomatoes these days?