First, let me apologize for my long absence. I started a new job this summer, and it's been exciting! Beyond that, as everyone knows, life is busy and sometimes it's hard to balance everything. I hope in the meantime you've been taking full advantage of the farmer's market near you while the summer produce is at its peak. Even though I haven't been posting, I've been eating well! For example, check out this incredible heirloom tomato salad. Serve it with crusty bread and lettuce for a light meal for one or as a side for two to something more substantial.
3 medium to large heirloom tomatoes, preferably 3 different colors (I used red, orange, and yellow, but tomatoes also come in pink, purple, striped, and even white!)
2 sprigs tarragon
1 thin slice of white onion, halved and separated into strips
1 small clove garlic, chopped
2 T. extra virgin olive oil (or to taste)
1 T. red wine vinegar (or to taste)
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Cut the tomatoes into bite-sized wedges. Remove leaves from tarragon sprigs and discard stems. Toss everything together until all coated, and enjoy!