Italian Tomato-Bread Salad

on this salad.  Oh my goodness!  It is absolutely delicious!  Sorry that the photo is a little fuzzy.  Fresh chopped tomato, capers, red onion, roasted red pepper in oil, salt, pepper, red wine vinegar, olive oil, and dry bread. I am in love.  I didn’t put the fresh basil on it, which would have added another dimension to the flavor, but it didn’t need it.

My findings at the farm market this past Saturday included — yellow squash, baby zucchini, tomatoes, eggplant, green beans, peaches — much more there, but this is what I came home with.  I made meatless koosa (Lebanese stuffed yellow squash) and what I call farm market vegetable stew which is loosely based on ratatouille.

Meatless Koosa

Farm market vegetable stew


I had a fairly quiet weekend.  It was very rainy.  Took the pug to the park during the rain breaks.  Went to a cookout Friday evening for a bit.  Spent most of that holding a young couple’s 3 month old baby — she was such a doll!  Sunday afternoon I went with a friend to see Eclipse — got lost in the Forks fantasy world for a couple of hours.  Cooked, knitted, worked on some other projects, read.  I am nearly finished with the latest Frances Mayes book that is on my summer reading list, Every Day in Tuscany.  Reading it makes me want to go back to Italy/Sicily one of these days.  Will have to add that to my bucket list.  I talked to both girls over the weekend.

Monday evening was the start of a new pottery class.  I threw the body of a mug that I determined is a keeper.  I would like to go to open studio time on Friday, but instead I will be at the office.  I hope to take several more Fridays here and there to get in some extra time on the wheel.  So it will be Monday before I can pull and add the handle and trim it for bisque firing.  And I need to glaze the little pot that I made my first night in class at the beginning of June.  Since that time, I have been working on technique and haven’t made anything I wanted to keep.  I took a small bag of my clay home as I keep thinking that I want to make some clay pendants and beads for jewelry one of these days. One more thing on my lengthy to do list.


About ksknitter

I wear many hats -- mother and grandmother, paralegal, knitter, bass player in a praise and worship band, gardener, cook, avid reader, good friend, good listener -- just to name a few. View all posts by ksknitter

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