The first official day of Summer is not until June 20 this year, but it sure is finally starting to feel like summer, so why not start making summer dishes. If you remember way back in February I hosted a Lost Season Premier party at my house and made Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup. Well, this past Thursday was the Lost Season Finale, so why not have another party? I didn’t host, but offered to bring something. We decided to go healthy because swimsuit weather is just about here, (and no, that is not a pictures of me…), but that flopped when someone showed up with a gigantic frosted cookie and another with bars that didn’t exactly turn out. I made this Fresh Summer Salad I found at Elle’s blog. I thought it was pretty tasty but next time I will make sure I have good ripe tomatoes, I made the mistake of buying them the day I wanted to cut them up. I served the salad with a sliced baguette which I didn’t make, but it reminded me a little of Julia’s bread I made here.
(Recipe from: Elle)
4 cucumbers, peeled and cut into chunks
4 tomatoes, seeded and cut into chunks
1/2 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
3-4 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp coarsley ground pepper
Toss all ingredients together and serve.
***Pretty simple, and like I tell my husband, when making something like this or cooking, you don’t necessarily need to measure the ingredients to a T. When baking, almost always measuring is the key to it turning out right. That’s my opinion, anyone disagree?***
And here is my first attempt at growing tomatoes.