Not ten minutes after I hit publish on my last post another neighbor showed up at the door. Was word out on the block I was giving thanks?
He was carrying a large bagful of cherry tomatoes from his CSA box.
This answered the eternal question " What's for dinner".
Grabbing a bowl I finely chopped 3 cloves of GG's garlic, sliced about a cup of garden basil, halved many tomatoes, diced up several ounces of mozzarella cheese, added 1/2 cup of olive oil, ground black pepper and salt, I gave it all a stir, covered the bowl and let it sit and percolate for about 2 hours.
Then I cooked a pound of pasta, I used penne but any would do. After tossing the warm pasta with the room temperature sauce and picking out a few cubes of melty mozzarella, I grated a shower of fresh Parmesan cheese over all and served.
And gave another thank you to the block. Dinner in the hood, from the hood. Nothing could be finer.