Thursday, 14 July 2011

the colours of summer bounty

I sometimes know, when I prepare some kind of food, that as soon as it's ready, I'll take pictures of it.
This is not what happened yesterday with this Greek salad, though. I was setting the table for hubby to eat his dinner when I caught myself staring at it, trying to figure out what  it was that made it so special.
And then I got it. For one thing, it was the colour combination: white, red and green. So fresh and summery.
But it was not only this. You see, except for the cheese, everything else in the salad came from my dad's and in-law's veggie garden.
Home-grown veggies are delicious in a feel-well kind of way; do you know what I mean?

By the way, my dad has 350 (I know!!!) roma tomato plants; they're the best for tomato products and we're planning to fill lots of jars next month!

Take Care!


Joy said...

Such wonderful colours!
And I bet it was delicious too!

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

A home garden grown tomato is one of the best things in the world. Your salad looks so tasty!

MyStory of HiStory said...

Looks delicious! We had tomato cucumber salad w/ the first tomatoes from our garden last night too :) There is nothing quite like a homegrown tomato.

Sherry Smyth said...

Fresh garden produce just bursts in your mouth...there is nothing like it. And with that many tomato plants you are going to be busy filling jars...but just think of the delicious food you'll have to look forward to throughout the fall and winter!!! mmmmm!

Anonymous said...

Home grown tomatoes taste the best, don't you think?
I believe that Greek salad is THE summery dish...ok...maybe along with fried potatoes and extra feta cheese!

Lucy Caitlin Higham said...

Such a healthy looking meal too! I love Summer and it's bright colours!
Lucy xxxxxx

jabblog said...

That looks mouth-wateringly good. Fresh produce from the garden is so tasty.

Raindrops and Daisies said...

I wish I could get some tips from your dad about growing tomatoes, mine have flowers but no fruit!

Ah well, there is always next year.