Monday, July 27, 2015

THE BEST KIND OF NEIGHBOR

I ask you, is there anything better than a neighbor who rings you up on a Sunday afternoon, just as you were sitting there wondering what on earth you could piece together for dinner, and says "We planted too many tomatoes! Could you use a few?" Next thing we knew he was at our door, with all of this!


So I cut up some of the tomatoes, the herbs and the green onions, tossed them in a bowl, added some minced garlic, a drizzle of good extra virgin olive oil, a sprinkle of coarse salt and some freshly ground pepper, then covered the bowl with a plate and allowed the ingredients to meld at room temperature for an hour or two.


When we were ready to eat I boiled a bit of pasta, tossed it with the tomato mixture while still warm, and topped everything with some freshly grated Parmesan.


Voila! Dinner problem solved.