Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The First Bite Of Summer
I knew exactly what I would do with the remaining tomatoes.
The herbs on the back deck are thriving. Really thriving. The more I cut them, the more they grow. The African Blue Basil has bolted from the rains, heat, and humidity, eclipsing the gorgeous parsley, chervil, thyme, rosemary, sweet basil, and chives. Although it will never go to seed because it's a sterile basil cultivar, I still cut it back to control it.
Last night, we had tomatoes and bountiful herbs.
I had already planned a simple pasta supper. Salad caprese fit perfectly with the plan. I didn't want to muck around with the delicate freshness of our little tomato booty, so I kept it very light handed.