Friday, September 23, 2011

Fruits Of The {Autumn} Harvest

One of my favorite things about Autumn is the farm stands and farmer's markets nearby that are overflowing with amazing organic produce, grown locally!

I thought that I would share one of my favorite easy to make dishes, in the hopes that you will grab a few of your favorite reusable shopping bags, and head out to a farm stand near you ~

You will need ~

5 large or 6 medium tomatoes (diced)

     1/2 of a sweet onion (chopped)
     1 shallot (minced)
     2 cloves garlic (minced)
     6 tablespoons fresh basil (coarsely chopped)

     4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
     2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
     freshly ground black pepper, to taste
     dash Tabasco sauce (optional)

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix together.

Spoon over fresh spring leaf lettuce and top it with some freshly shredded cheese, as I have done here, for a delicious salad. 

It is also delicious on top of toasted garlic bread or freshly cooked pasta.  Mangia!

xoxo, Anita


  1. swoon!
    oh wow....yes, a must try, indeed.
    thanks for this beautiful share:)

  2. Hi Anita! I came over here to thank you for your suggestion on the comment field (that you offered me on Peter's blog), and now I love your blog too!
    Thank you for saving me from days of wandering through Google Help.


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