It’s tomato season…finally!
Everyone in southern Ontario knows it’s been a wet and chilly summer up until the last week or so. That’s meant no early August garden tomatoes, sigh. But the big red wonders finally seem to be here, and I can’t help but marvel at the night and day difference between the imports and the local or home grown varieties.
It’s almost like some higher power saying “Look at what you could be getting if you just ate local and seasonally.” I know I’ve ranted about it before, but this rant was really just an excuse to post a picture of a vibrant, red tomato salad. It’s dressed with salt, olive oil, a couple of crushed garlic cloves and some julienned fresh basil. I suggest serving it with crispy Italian bread for dipping and you’ve got it made in the shade.