Our first this season – the market had a nice deal on them yesterday.
I’ve been a slacker most of the weekend; friends invited us places, and then the general languor of a warm summer holiday weekend kept me from doing much in the kitchen other than the espresso cookies and afternoon delight tomatoes and potato salad for last night’s grilled beer brat dinner (on nice French rolls with grilled onion and peppers, and just a bit of Tenuta’s hot giardiniera to leave your lips all warm and tingly).
Our decidedly warm and appropriately summer-y weather is keeping the beasts mellow. Even with the windows closed and the AC quietly humming, Cody and Oreo are quite happy to spend the day doing this: – tho’, ermmm, in truth, they spend MOST of their days like this. Not quite certain why, but the turntable is one of Oreo’s favorite napping spots. I guess it’s a good thing I mainly use the iPod for tunage these days.
Sluggish puppies aside (yes, I know, but that’s what we call them), the weather seems to be doings wonders for my little patch of tomatoes – I now have more than a half-dozen little green orbs of potential goodness growing on the deck – we may have to have a Wadsworth Tomato Festival when they’re finally ready. Mmmmmm, fresh, sun-warm tomatoes from the ‘garden’ on home made French bread with red onion and mayonnaise – truly a feast!