We're In The Middle - Getting Ready for the Summer Months
By marisab on May 15, 2014
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
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
“Summer Lovin’ having a blast!
Before all of that, I will be making more of these….
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
Crushed Red Pepper
Or ½ of a hot pepper (seeded)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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
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