Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Delicious summer meal-- inexpensive, too!

For two people:

Take a loaf of Italian bread and slice it lengthwise. Put it in the oven until it is almost brown. While it's toasting, chop one tomato very fine and peel a clove of garlic, cutting off the root end to make a flat surface. When the bread comes out of the oven, rub the clove of garlic over all the white part of the bread-- edges, too. Take half the chopped tomato in your hand and lightly squeeze some tomato juice onto the bread, then spread the tomato on one half of the bread; repeat with the other half. Very lightly drizzle some olive oil on the bread, then sprinkle oregano to taste. (Dry oregano is actually better than fresh.)

I like to add a llittle crumbled feta cheese; fresh mozzarella sliced and cubed is also great. Of course, you can add as much as you want!-- olives, sliced onions or fresh peppers. But somehow, the simpler, the tastier. Try it.

Still not too late to put in a tomato plant (if you can find one). you'll have tomatoes in September.

Nice Italian bread recipe here.

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