Summer Eatin'

Guess what?   

Tomatoes are in season!  That means it is time for my very favorite summer meal- tomatoes and goat cheese on seedy (not creepy seedy but seed seedy) bread.  This meal is made entirely of goods from my favorite vendors at the farmer's market.  

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These beauties came in my CSA box from Wright Way farm.  This farm grows the best tomatoes I've ever had.   I set them on my window sill to finish ripening.

I also get two other important ingredients: (1) Multi-seed bread from Breadman Baking and (2) chèvre from The Cheese People.

When they come together, it is magical. 

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I toast the seedy bread (again, not the creepy kind of seedy).  Then I wait for it to cool a smidge before spreading on the cheese.  I top it with the gorgeous tomatoes.  A little salt and cracked pepper on top finishes it off. 

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The next step is to EAT IT. 

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Aside from this, I have been making a ton of pita chips this summer.  Homemade pita chips are both cheaper and more delicious than buying a bag at the store.  I do not, however, make my own pita.   I get a bag like this at my local ethnic grocer for $1.09.

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The steps are simple: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line cookie sheets with parchment
  2. Cut pita into wedges and split the pita 
  3. Lay out onto cookie sheets
  4. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt
  5. Bake for about 14 mins (plus or minus 2 mins) 
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The result is really delicious.  We eat it with hummus and tzatziki sauce from Costco.   

Anyone else have any summer go-tos?