Mid-August is the end of summer for me. It’s back to school (whatever that looks like this year) and the winding down of my garden. Usually, I have an overabundance of zucchini and cherry tomatoes. Not so much this year, but what I did have made a delicious Italian Ricotta Zucchini Tart.
My garden was beautiful this year! Lush and green, but it did not produce well 🙁
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The last of my ginormous tomatoes were perfect for my BLT Galettes with Basil Mayo. As gardens go this year was a challenge. First, it was cool and rainy. Then it was hot and dry. Not a good scenario for gardening. All and all our garden was a minor success.One thing that grew amazingly well after the cool, wet start was our tomatoes. I kid you not they were the size of baseballs. Of course, they were all ready at once.
Some went in the freezer, some went to the neighbors, and some went into BLT Galettes with Basil Mayo.
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Summer is officially over and gardens nearing the end of their season. Perfect time for Summer’s End Panzanella Salad.
Panzanella or bread salad is Tuscan in origin. Popular in the summer in Italy, chunks of stale bread, tomatoes, onions, and basil are dressed with a simple olive oil and vinegar vinaigrette. Continue reading “Summer’s End Panzanella Salad”