Thursday, September 1, 2011

Somtimes a tomato need be nothing more than a tomato

If you search the archives you will find a plethora of recipes from over the years. Those of you who came here to read about he Food Stamp Budget you can begin on July 1 and read as much as you like.

I have gotten many of your e-mail encouraging me to get back to recipe creation and posting and I will, but I am finding that this week my tastes are very simple.

I have found myself eating rather an enormous amount of fruits and vegetables, not with pasta, in a soup or with rice.

Yesterday breakfast I dined on a nectarine and toast, lunch was at a Chinese restaurant and a huge plate of vegetables, no rice.

Dinner was a 22 oz. tomato. I sliced it and it filled a large dinner plate. I scattered a few capers and some sliced olives on it, gave it a light sprinkle of salt and a drizzle of oil and dined.

There is no dish I could have created that would have improved in any way upon that incredible tomato.


Anonymous said...

I think after two months thinking about every bite, calculating nutrition and writing about it penny by penny you just crave the simple foods that you can simply eat.

That is the best thing about summer in California, we have all those foods.

I LOVED the event/demo on Saturday. I too think you belong on the Food Network. I am so tired of phony competitions.

Colleen said...

I have enjoyed reading back on your blogs! Thank you...
There is nothing as wonderful as a tomato fresh out of the garden. It is one of the most perfect foods on the face of the earth. You are right though, sometimes the best meals are the most simple.

Rita said...

I have found your blog very interesting, and I wish I could live that cheaply in Australia. Some of the items you were eating just cost _so_ much more here. (eg organic free range eggs, cost $0.50 each)

My housemate is on centerlink (government assistance) as she is very sick and can't work. Given bills, rent etc she has $40 a fortnight for food and other needed items (it drives me insane that feminine hygiene products aren't available free somewhere here - only for homeless people). That's $0.95 per meal she has available, and less if she needs toothpaste, soap or other such items.

I don't think I would call that sustainable -.-

Karl Wilder, Chef said...

It has been years since I was last in Australia. It was 1999 when the American dollar had great value there. I don't remember the prices of individual items but I do remember the extraordinary quality of many items.

I had never seen so many different types of mangoes in my life.

I wish I could offer advice but prices vary throughout the world. If you tell me the foods that can be had cheaply in Australia I can try to work up some recipes to share.