I remember the last two weeks of grade school swim lessons when, all of a sudden, the weather changed. Instead of baking in the sun, a cool cloudy day left us all shivering as we walked home. We were mournful. The onset of cooler days portended confinement, classrooms, organized play at recess, and an end to days with time in them.
In contrast to our mood, there was relief — both from the heat and from the prospect of a break in 24-hour parenting — for our parents. The season shifted away from root beer floats and popsicles toward pencil boxes, notepaper, Big Chiefs and mandatory pocket-packs of tissues.
If you are wiped out from back-to-school shopping, there are a bunch of ways to put Colorado growers’ veggies and fruits to work. We liked these shortcuts too, and this 10-minute tomato sauce and this salad (beautiful photo, by the way!)
Can you ever ever ever get enough of these guys?
They are the complete breakfast, the perfect landscape on which to build a lunch, in something liquid, the surprise addition to dinner, and lovely after dinner (or before.) And they say summer — summer that is too quickly approaching September. But then, September has its own deliciousness.
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Would be nice to think we started this trend but, really now, half of the northern hemisphere is just luxuriating in tomato season. So we weren’t surprised to find the NY Times Food Section in sync with us — or vice versa. And if you need to know a little more about this lovely fruit, they offer a master class here.
In your tomato delirium, you might have missed this tomato tonnato — we think you might want to try it out.
This looks like it’s going to be a tomato weekend… and try this one out, too. Add some rustic bread and a little salad. As always, to be enjoyed with friends, in what looks to be a cool evening (put a sweater on!) and pour one perfect glass of wine to go with it.
Our thanks to Punchfork!
We can’t get enough of them! And then there’s the “what to make?” problem. Start here for the freshest option. Add a glass of wine or a summer spritzer with peach slices. Sit outside. Preferably with good friends. Enjoy your Colorado summer.