Thursday, September 1, 2011

Simple Salad with Cherry Tomatoes

After two full weeks of volunteering at a summer camp, the only three things I have to show for it are a name badge, a letter stating my hours, and a clay garden bee. Yes, a decorative clay garden bee, the kind that is attached to a stick which is then thrust into the earth. It’s the one reminder of what I did with those two precious weeks of summer before my junior year.


Today I ventured out to the backyard to look for an appropriate place for my garden bee. After scoping out the garden, I decided to place my bee in the tomato patch. I’m a born-and-bred-in-the-city kind of girl who never developed an interest for gardening, so the cucumbers and tomatoes that are grown in the backyard are tended to by my parents. In theory, I should help cultivate the tomatoes, since I eat them like some people eat jelly beans (like a chipmunk, according to my mom).


One of the ways I enjoy tomatoes is in a simple salad, comprised of nothing but romaine lettuce and cherry tomatoes, dressed with a drizzle of white balsamic fig-infused vinegar and a splash of olive oil. It’s a straightforward and uncomplicated way to enjoy the freshness of homegrown cherry tomatoes.


3 comments:

  1. Aww cute!

    I totally eat tomatoes like jelly beans also. It's the only way to do it.

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  2. One of my favorite ways to eat salad. Simple but delicious!

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  3. Cherry tomatoes are delicious :)

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