Monday, July 5, 2010

Color. It's What's For Dinner.

Tonight we ate our colors for dinner. We had a Capri salad of juicy garden tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and bright green basil leaves. The only enhancement the salad got was some good crunchy salt, a grind of black pepper, and a drizzle of good olive oil, and that made it perfect. For the main course, there were sweet potatoes that Mom & Dick found at the Food Co-Op this week and some Bright Lights chard that Dick brought in from the sweltering heat this afternoon. (By the way, at 8:00 p.m. as I write this post it's 93º outside.) Mom simply baked the sweet potatoes in their skins which we peeled off before plopping them onto our plates and dressing them with butter and a bit of crunchy salt. The chard was sautéed in a smoking hot pan in a drizzle of olive oil with some of our homegrown garlic. So simple, so good.

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