Was that a tornado? The skies were green.
Now that I've installed a Feedjit on the blog I am blown away ( in a true tornado sense) by the visitors who travel to SmallButCharming from all over the world and locally. So if you're a local reader, let me know, was that a tornado?
And welcome to all of you. I had no idea. It would be cool if we all added our links so we could visit back and forth, but hey, this is only my second day of the feed meter. Maybe we're all too shy.
Anyhoo, tonights dinner (not cooked on the grill needless to say) is so simple but so delicious I have to write about it...
Tada!: our first homegrown tomato, sliced and layered with mozzarella, splashed with olive oil, covered with salt and pepper and strewn with basil. We have waited a year for this moment. It did not disappoint.
Accompanied by a house fave: turkey burgers. A pound or so of turkey breast, a cup of ricotta cheese, a dollop of dijon, a tiny bit of worchestershire sauce, a handful of bread crumbs, 3 chopped scallions and a lavish handful of garden herbs. I grabbed basil and parsley before the rain poured down. Add salt and pepper, mix well with a fork and shape first into a ball and then into a patty. Chill in fridge for an hour or less if you're really hungry.
Grill. In or out. Top with favorite cheese. We used jalapeno jack. Sometimes we serve on a focaccia roll, tonight we grilled bread and rubbed it with garlic and olive oil. That salad plate deserved to be wiped clean.
The storm has passed. Dishes await. Hope you all will be enjoying your first homegrown tomato soon.