Thursday, July 26, 2012
This was my solitary lunch yesterday.
I had spent some hours cleaning up the roof farm - pulling out non-performers, and those who have outdone themselves (two of the striped zucchini) and sowing some herb and leaf seeds, as well as a wild card. Melons. Heck, who knows? I didn't start watermelons this year, and have no idea what will happen with seeds sown in late July. I have hope.
The tomato is one of two big Striped Germans I picked. I am fond of them. They are the second of the large tomatoes to have ripened up top, after the first Black Krim, and they taste very good. Their flesh is a mix of dark green and red. This one was still warm - very warm - from the baking roof.
It was a gorgeous day; hot, yes, but dry. The sky was blue. The harbor was green. A wind off the water. Stunning. I collected the bits of basil from the terrace, layered the leftover pieces of buffalo mozzarella, gave it all some nips of salt and crackings of pepper, and at last some green olive oil.
Posted by Marie at 9:37 AM