The skies above the creek are getting black and threatening. On a Friday. It's warm. It's just getting pitch black and on the eve of a busy weekend, I am hoping to counteract the atmosphere with some sunshine on our plates!
Let's me start with a good dose of bonne humeur (good spirit) by announcing the lucky winners of Beatrice's cookbook, La Tartine Gourmande - Recipe For An Inspired Life:
Congratulations Melissa at I breathe...I am hungry and Heather at DIY Du Jour. Please send me your email your mailing address at mytartelette AT gmail DOT com and I will notify Bea's publisher.
I don't have a "real" recipe today, more a little something I put together for lunch the other day. Layers of ricotta seasoned with chopped oregano, salt and pepper and yellow tomatoes. It was refreshing and filling. You can make the layers as tall or as thin as you want. In retrospect I would have let the ricotta drain a little in between layers of cheesecloth to make it a bit firmer. But for an impromptu lunch with my husband, it worked like a charm as it was.
It's already tomato and asparagus season here. It's been warm and humid. Perfect to let things grow in the gardens around. We have wild blackberries growing in the marsh behind our house already. A month early...I'm not complaining though. That means refreshing tomato salad and blackberry pies a month early too!
I think my favorite way to enjoy the tiny heirloom tomatoes from our neighbors' garden is simply with some oregano (again...one of my favorites), salt and pepper and a drizzle of really pungent olive oil. Make a little, make a lot...
But always eat with pleasure and joy. Tomatoes this good always bring sunshine on a rainy day!
Have a wonderful weekend!