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.


  1. Aww cute!

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

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

  3. Cherry tomatoes are delicious :)


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