13 Feb 2014

the new luxury

You can keep your lobster and caviar, your foam reductions and sous vide whatevers. Because it doesn't get much better than this:


Thick slices of homegrown tomatoes (dad's) on toast. Luscious juicy flavours and that perfect squidgy texture. Nibbly, grainy toast. Jazzed with aniseedy basil leaves, melty haloumi and black pepper. Big mouthfuls in every sense.

What started as an easy post-yoga supper became a truly indulgent summer meal. I savoured every bite, thought to myself 'this is one posh piece of toast!' - and, then, mmm, that the perfect accompaniment to this earthy decadence would be a tall bright glass of bubbly champagne. That's one fancy luxury I'd never knock back. Maybe next time.

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  1. Big mouthfuls, indeed, but well worth stretching the jaw for! I imagine a slice of this would be quite filling - a perfect, quick, one-person meal! Love your work.

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    1. oh, thank you FS! the flavours all together were amazing.

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  2. Oh yum. I agree with you wholeheartedly, I much prefer simple food too x

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    1. summer is the best time for simplicity, carla!

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  3. I'm loving those plump red tommy slices.
    They look supersweet!
    Nice nail polish - very Valentine.
    HVD E!

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    1. ha, happy VD to you to SB! weren't tomatoes known as 'love apples' ?!

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  4. No need for fancy restaurants when the home grown food is so good - looks delicious!

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    1. thanks GD! hmmm, wonder how much i could charge? tomatoes that wonderful - priceless.

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  5. Uhhhh, YUM. That looks like heaven on toast. Sometimes the simple meals are the best. You have inspired me to get up off my butt and go for a run so I can eat more (the whole point of exercise, yes?) I am going to be raiding your blog for your dad's tips on how to get tomatoes as deliciously red as that.

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    1. maya, that is the point of exercise for me too - to clear my head, yes, but mainly to let me eat what i want!

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  6. Looks decadent! Perfect after yoga. Bubbly too! :)

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    1. hello frogpond! when the tomatoes are this good, it truly is decadent (even without the champers)

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