But when you're hanging around outside, chatting with a friend and German girl asks "what's for dinner", and you have nothing in the kitchen but parmesan cheese and olive oil and pasta, and your garden is bursting with basil andhome grown garlic, what's a girl to do?
Salad? You have a cucumber. A neighbor drops by, right at that moment, with another cucumber, and you have a few ripe sungolds. A snippet of garden dill, a pinch of finely chopped red onion, salt, pepper, touch of olive oil, splash of red wine vinegar.