Thursday, August 24, 2006

best. secret pal. ever.

from stacey's garden
Originally uploaded by Needleworks, Inc..

My secret pal, Stacey, is the coolest. She waited until the end of our secret pal exchange to send a package and, oh, what a package she sent!

This amazing person over-nighted a package that contained, not only enough yarn and goodies to make your head spin, but tomatoes from her garden! Over. Night. Tomatoes.

These tomatoes made the perfect late summer dinner. I cooked some pasta and tossed these with marinated mozzarella, kalamata olives and grated parmesan. Simple and heavenly.

(I will be posting the rest of the loot later. I didn't have enought daylight to take worthy pictures. I actually ran out of daylight. Can you believe that?)

Note: When did this become a food blog? I added basil to the pasta and it was amazing. I used a cup and a half of marinated bocconcini, along with the marinating oil and a half cup of olives, coarsely chopped. The olives added salt and the mozzarella was lovely and creamy. The basil added a sweet under tone. If I were to do it again I would have chopped the mozzarella as well - it would have melted more. By far, the best meal I've had in ages.


Stacey said...

Yummy! We have had more tomatoes than we can eat this year! I keep giving them away to the neighbors. You should see the softball size yellow tomatoes I have grown this year! I wanted to share those also, but I was worried they would squish and ruin the rest of your goodies! And I love that I married a FedEx guy!

Kerry said...

Absolutely amazing! That has got to be the most wonderful gift I've seen yet!

gleek said...

mmmmmm, i love fresh garden tomatoes!

Macoco said...

Tomoatoes??? That is amazing! So lucky.