Homegrown Lunch

I took a personal day today. The garden unit still isn’t finished and it needs to be. Like yesterday.

After finally finishing a post for Glocally {my follow-up review of the Newark Boat Tour}, I decided to make myself some lunch.

Inspired by Kim’s green thumb and Kathleen’s “go local” vibe, I’ve been growing tomatoes & basil.



It’s not much. But it is a start.

Both are delicious.

Two of my tomatoes were looking pretty pretty ripe and the basil needed to be pruned. SALAD!!

I diced up the tomatoes and did a quick chiffonade on the basil.

Every done a chiffonade? My chef friend taught me how; it’s super easy!

Just stack up the leaves.


Roll it into a big fatty.






I tossed the tomato & basil with some cubed up gouda {left over from the succulent themed bridal shower} and some homemade balsamic vinaigrette.


Now I’m sitting on the stoop with my dog and tomato plant, blogging, people watching, and eating my salad. Then it’s back to work. {And yes, I am eating lunch at 4:15.}


Got to be honest. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon.

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3 Responses to Homegrown Lunch

  1. Anne says:

    Most talented lady ever.

  2. Tonia says:

    That is the freshest looking salad that I have seen in a long time and the cutest pup!

  3. That looks delish. I love taking a little sanity-break from the 9-5 some days to work on the house– you’re right. Its a great way to spend the afternoon.

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