Thursday, November 15, 2007

Summer

The rocket has gone mad,
the cricketers have taken over the park
and the chick, whose nest we've been watching, has upped and left.

Summer's here and the tomatoes are di-vine.

Braised with green beans, red onion and a truckload of garlic.

Favourite summer lunch.


9 comments:

Anh said...

Lucy, "Summer" was what I thought walking around the city today. Haven't been out since Monday (too much work, got stuck in the office!), I just enjoy the sunshine...

And yes, tomatoes taste so good now! I am gonna going wild with them like every summer.

kathryn said...

ANYTHING with a truckload of garlic has a big thumbs up in my book.

winedeb said...

Oh my gosh, vine ripe tomatoes! I am looking forward to all of your summer recipes!
Lucy, I tagged your for a Meme. If you have the time it would be fun!

Simona said...

I love the photo. Enjoy summer's bounty!

Rosa said...

Ah, summer seems so far away here! Inspiring as winter vegetables can be, there is nothing like tomatoes off the vine.

Cindy said...

Hooray, tomatoes! I must get to a market this weekend.

Lucy said...

It was the first time I thought that too Anh, though all the signs were there. Go wild - me too!

Kathryn, you know how people are always afraid that they'll smell of garlic after eating a whole lot? Never bothers me...

Deb, they're so ripe they're bursting these ones. I cannot wait until my own are up and running.

I will Simona! Thanks.

Oh, Rosa, you are so right. I love the smell of those oxalic leaves too. Though winter does have charms all of her own.

Even the weather itself makes a visit to the market a joy at this time of the year Cindy! Hooray that tomatoes are back, indeed. I've missed them. A lot.

Susan said...

Our American Thanksgiving is next week. I have green beans on the brain, too. I'm also missing those bloody ripe plum tomatoes, excellent for fresh sauce or eating out of hand. Love the saturated colors against that steely colander, and am missing local veggies already.

Lucy said...

You see, as I am gearing up Susan, my dear friend, for the bounty of summer, you are closing the hatches, heading indoors. It's a funny old thing this northern/southern stuff. The beans are growing faster than you can imagine here, so I too will have, in the not too distant future, a glut for just such a (delicious) casserole.