Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The summer of eating beautifully...

This is a typical dinner for me.

Rosy tomatoes, cool pale green cucumbers, green grapes, Rainier cherries, cold white corn on the cob and a good, rustic bread spread with pimento cheese.

And I seem to repeat those exact colors in every meal.

Do you have to be Southern to eat pimento cheese sandwiches?

Mango, strawberry and green grape salad...

Every night I seem to make something that pleases me even more.

Cucumber and avocado salad with lime juice and mint...

Tonight's yummy delight was a cheese omelet and lovely salad with added basil and peaches.

Made a wonderful vinaigrette with honey mustard instead of Dijon...

I seem to want to make something more beautiful than the day before, like some sort of summer delight competition!

Roasted green beans, yellow peppers and mushrooms...

At times, I think I should be applauding the summer bounty that gives me such great delight.

Cottage cheese with tomatoes, green pepper and those green olives stuffed with pimentos in a jar...

Okay, I'm weird but it's a good weird right?

And since I am sharing, I will tell that my very favorite meal -until this summer of beauty- has always been avocados and rice cakes, partly because how beautiful the contrast is.

What are your favorite summer combos? Do you ever "cook" for the color effect? Share, no judging here...

3 comments:

studioJudith said...

Such a visually invigorating meal!

Now you've got me thinking about
pimento cheese.... . a concept that
hasn't crossed my mind in about 92 years: about the same time I exited
THE South.

Stephanie said...

I am soooo enjoying our summer bounty...mine staple

tomotoes, basil, fresh mozz...olive oil and garlic...sometimes alone, sometimes over pasta

fresh brocolli from the garden, have never tasted anything so good.

AND, cream cheese and olive and pimento sandwiches was a staple growing up...

Allegra Smith said...

Oh yes. The only things I seem to be able to taste "normally" these days are fruits and veggies.

Big red juice Oregon fruit, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, just by themselves and by the handful.

Cherry tomatoes right out of the plant, same with green beans, the lettuces -all of them- fried in the 106 weather, no matter how much water they got.

Favorite combos? Half avocado, with salsa golf.
Salsa golf? from South America very similar to French dressing: mayonnaise, ketchup, a touch of horseradish and a generous sprinkle of fresh lemon juice. Fill the cavity of the avocado with the sauce, take a spoon and yourself outside and eat with joy.