Sunday, August 30, 2009

Flowers of Markham

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tomatoes marinating

Tomatoes marinating in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon and a little Dijon mustard, with raw crushed garlic and chopped fresh basil leaves between the tomato slices.

August/September is tomato season in Ontario, the only time of year we can make this dish.

We ate this dish last night with a frittata made with cheese and red and yellow bell peppers. We marinated tomatoes again tonight to have with spaghetti pesto and Portuguese chicken with hot sauce. It's the simple things.

Holiday reading

Re-read H. P. Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness", which I adore? Continue with Sherlock Holmes? Read some more David Hockney, who's as much fun to read on art as Pauline Kael was on movies?

I've settled on Kate Mosse's Labyrinth (parallel 13th and 21st century stories where our heros hide and perhaps rediscover the Holy Grail in Languedoc, France). The reliable Susan Hill said she liked it and I need something fat to read on my week off work.

Bill made the sandwiches. What a sweetie! Ontario tomatoes with gruyere cheese. Delicious!

About the title

Bill and I were charmed by this sign in a New York supermarket. I said, "Hey, Honey, that's us."