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Old 08-13-2008, 10:11 AM   #1
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Summer on a Plate

Here's my version whether it's breakfast, lunch, or supper - this was my breakfast!! What's your version of Summer on a Plate?


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Summer on a plate for me is sweet corn and a tomato and cheese sandwich followed by watermelon. Yum! Now I'll have to go to the farmer's market and pick up the ingredients!
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fresh corn tomatoes beans watermellon etc... summer, one of my four favorite seasons of the year!
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Oh man that looks good KE. Put a little basil in there or even some oregano. Mmmmmm
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When we had a real vegetable garden, summer on a plate was sliced beefsteak tomato still warm from the sun sprinkled with salt, pepper and red wine vinegar.
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For me, it's stuffed peppers, fried zucchini, sliced tomatoes and corn on the cob, with peach cobbler for dessert.
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Oh man that looks good KE. Put a little basil in there or even some oregano. Mmmmmm
That's certainly the updated version!!!! For lunch (around 2:00) it will be with basil! I just remembererd I have some mozzarella wrapped proscuitto - oh boy - it's a panini for me at 2:00!!!!! Pic will follow

I will make a vinaigrette out of all my herbs and marinate the tomatoes in that and sweet onions (Maui or any other) - remove from marinade then proceed with said sandwich - that's another updated version.
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That's certainly the updated version!!!! For lunch (around 2:00) it will be with basil! I just remembererd I have some mozzarella wrapped proscuitto - oh boy - it's a panini for me at 2:00!!!!! Pic will follow

I will make a vinaigrette out of all my herbs and marinate the tomatoes in that and sweet onions (Maui or any other) - remove from marinade then proceed with said sandwich - that's another updated version.

Please stop now. I have been wandering around the kitchen and pantry looking for something to eat for lunch later. No luck. You're not helping.
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Please stop now. I have been wandering around the kitchen and pantry looking for something to eat for lunch later. No luck. You're not helping.
soRRy If I could beam you a sandwich I would!
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Summer on a plate for me includes fresh tomato, with a touch of salt, fresh cucumber slices, cold of course, sweet-ripe cantelope, watermellon, blueberries, wild raspberries, and brook trout, pan fried of course. Oh, and don't forget the corn-on-the-cob, fresh from the fire.

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Mint pea soup.

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Summer on a plate to me is fresh vegetables like green or wax beans, corn, tomatoes, cucumbers.....you get the picture!
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Summer on a plate for me includes fresh tomato, with a touch of salt, fresh cucumber slices, cold of course, sweet-ripe cantelope, watermellon, blueberries, wild raspberries, and brook trout, pan fried of course. Oh, and don't forget the corn-on-the-cob, fresh from the fire.

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That looks like the perfect summer meal to me, especially the brook trout. Haven't had any for years.
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I always know what time of year it is, when Im having pasta, garlic , oil, fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden a few times a week.
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That looks like the perfect summer meal to me, especially the brook trout. Haven't had any for years.
Ahhh. A nice Rainbow Trout fried in a little butter.
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Summer definitely speaks of tomatoes, especially when paired with other bright flavors. This is tomato trio I did from last summer.

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Vine Ripened Tomato Gazpacho with a Sourdough Crouton
Marinated Heirloom Tomato and Dungeness Crab Salad
Chilled Tomato Consomme with Spanish Olive Oil

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seeing this on a plate could make my motor run.
KE, is that a wooden wine bottle pepper mill I see in the background
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Summer definitely speaks of tomatoes, especially when paired with other bright flavors. This is tomato trio I did from last summer.

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Vine Ripened Tomato Gazpacho with a Sourdough Crouton
Marinated Heirloom Tomato and Dungeness Crab Salad
Chilled Tomato Consomme with Spanish Olive Oil

I remember when you posted this one last year. I think this was one of my favorites that I have seen you post. It couldn't have anything to do with there not being any spit...I mean foam on the dish.
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