We're In The Middle - Getting Ready for the Summer Months

Guess What?

We are in the middle

The middle of the week

The middle of the month

The middle of NaBloPoMo

So, I’m going to be like

Sue Heck



 This month I committed to write every day for the month of May, for NaBloPoMo and that is what I will do; this month’s theme is “nourish”.


The weather is getting warmer and the thought of wearing fewer clothes is bumming me out.


I started walking again at lunchtime and at night after dinner.  This tiny little exercise… is nourishing me… I feel good getting back in shape, eating the right foods, or eating a balanced meal.  In my head, I am planning some good summer meals, planning to take advantage of the warm nights and longer days … firing up the grill, inviting friends and family over and reconnecting; it is a nourishing thought.  


I’m also daydreaming of evenings of going for a swim in our pool or having a family night at our town beach


Ahhhh Summertime!


“Summer Lovin’ having a blast!


Before all of that, I will be making more of these….





Tomato Salad



Tomatoes (preferably plum or Roma tomatoes)

For a bowl that size and a family of four I used 4 or 5 tomatoes

 ½ of Red Onion


Fresh Basil

Crushed Red Pepper

Or ½ of a hot pepper (seeded)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Italian Bread

Slice tomatoes in thin wedges into the bowl

Sprinkle a good pinch of salt and crushed red pepper the salt actually draws out juices from the tomatoes (that’s a good thing)

Slice thinly the ½ of a red onion 

4 or five good size basil leaves, place them on top of each other roll up like a cigar and cut into thin slices (chiffonade) add to the salad 

Sprinkle about a tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, and stir

Serve with bread …the bread is to soak up all that juice goodness.

Tomato Salad served with a chicken sausage, peppers and onions


Mangia, Mangia…No Talk!!!




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