Heirloom tomato and baby shallot salad topped with a chiffonade of lemon mint, extra virgin olive oil and sea salt.
I garnished it with the green stalks of the baby shallot. Quite simple but yummy - very summery and appropriate.
My tiny $5 farmer's market bounty. That heirloom tomato was over $3. It was quite good! But $3 good...? perhaps another variety will be more impressive.
I must say - buying at a farmer's market is pretty awesome. I just really enjoy being able to ask questions of the people who actually grew the food! Not to mention the good feeling that comes from handing them money personally, without a middleman. A bit expensive sometimes though...
I think my battery is about to quit on me, so no more rambling today.
I grew up cooking with both my mother and father - the smells of our traditional Afghan cuisine wafting out of our kitchen were always the envy of our neighbors! Now I cook anything, but my specialty will always be Afghan.
I often don't cook with recipes - thus explaining the curious lack of them in my posts. But I can usually make a good guess as to what I put in something, so always - just comment if you want a recipe!