Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Summers Winding Down

Now is a perfect time to enjoy the evenings outside. It seems like the weather here has finally broken and a bit early to boot. The evenings are so beautiful. It is a great time to have a fresh from the garden pitch in. Have everyone bring something fresh from the garden and a bottle of wine or something else to drink. Afraid you will get a bunch of cucumber salad, and tomatoes with mozzarella (could you really have too much of that?) Here are some ideas
Using cucumbers or zucchini slice into 1 ½-2” disks, and hollow out seed center. This will leave you with a vegetable “donut”. Fill the center with some Boursin cheese and top with an olive. This is good, easy and really pretty.
Take those same veggies and fill with tuna or chicken salad and a sprig of cilantro.
Make some gazpacho with those fresh tomatoes!
1 clove crushed garlic
2 tbs olive oil
5-6 tomatoes chopped
1onion chopped
¼ tsp pepper
¼ tsp paprika
1 ½ tbs vinegar
1 ½ c. beef bullion
Mix all and refrigerate overnight. Put in a blender, and blend, add salt if needed and serve. This is also great with some cucumber or zucchini too.
Or make some fresh salsa with the tomatoes. Mmmm. Just make it easy, make it fresh and enjoy the weather with friends!

1 comment:

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