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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Simple Summer Salad With Heirloom Tomatoes

Wow, is it Summer! It's only the first days of June and we are in the 90's by midday. Quite a contrast from last year's rainy cloudy Spring/Summer.

I've noted a bloom delay due to the heat with my bee balm. This time last year, I was collecting blossoms and making bee balm honey and bee balm infusions. What a difference. They are struggling to bloom this year. I'm taking close care of them in hopes of a delayed bloom and wonderful 2011 honey infusion.

The dry hot heat does make for some scrumptious tomatoes, though! Tomatoes just love the heat. This fruit originates near the equator so the hotter and sunnier the better!

We are having so much fun celebrating the heirlooms we planted earlier this year. Just take a look at these beauties fresh picked from the garden!

To make this simple summer salad all you need is:
- fresh picked basil from the garden
- organic red lettuce
- cottage cheese
- tomatoes from the garden (shown here Thomas Yellow and Black Pearl)
- Salt/Pepper

Be sure to eat outdoors to celebrate nature's bounty, no matter how big or small!

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