Okay, the last two days have been lovely, from the perspective of food and food appreciation. First, the hubby and I went to see Julie and Julia, the film about Julia Child and Julie Powell, who cooks every recipe from Mastering The Art of French Cooking in one year. Meryl Streep was an absolutely wonderful Julia Child. It was worth it just to see her. And, surprise of all surprises, my husband actually liked
the film. I almost dropped right there. If you haven't seen this film yet, what are you waiting for? Go, go, go, go, go!!
Today was, as it has been of late, hot and humid. I holed up in my air conditioned study for a few hours (where I am now), but eventually started to go stir crazy. Luckily, the hubby had some plans to go out, so I tagged along. He even agreed to go food shopping at both Russo's – Italian, with fabulous produce – and Masse, which is an Armenian grocer. We loaded up with minimal complaints from the other half, probably because both places were air conditioned. Russo has great prices, so we loaded up on lovely, inexpensive vegetables and fruit, also some very nice breads.
From there we went to Masse, which is an Armenian grocer. We were too tired and hot to cook, so we got felafel, baba ghanoush, pickled vegetables, feta cheese and a chick pea/spinach salad. We brought them home to serve for dinner. Since it hadn't rained, I decided to water the garden before I forgot. I walked to the side of the house, watering can in hand – and saw…
Tons of them! Red! Rich red! Ready to pick and eat right there. I watered, I picked, I danced into the house and showed them off to the hubby. He went, "Wow! Take a picture! Are there any more?" I led him outside (now, this is my husband, mind you) and he gaped in awe at my over-burdened tomato vines.
We brought the loot into the house, washed it off, and started the feast:
At the top left is tsatsiki (yogurt, cucumber, garlic dip which I made a day or two ago. To the right is half of one of the tomatoes, then to the right of that is the chick pea/spinach salad. At the bottom left is red-tinged picked turnip (great with falafel!), and to the right of that is hummos with roasted red pepper. We dipped our bread, ate our veggies and enjoyed ourselves immensely.
And, just for show, I took some pictures of the tomatoes, next to some of the other produce we got at Russo's. Awesome!
Yeah, I'm nuts. So sue me!