Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Green Things

I've been thinking about plants & fruits & vegetables more than usual lately. It's partly because I was given a stalk of fresh basil & a matching garden tomato by the mother of one of my students last night. I'm still mulling over how best to prepare them. I'm leaning towards chopping them both & eating them with sea salt & olive oil, but I am open to other ideas. Anyone?

It's also partly because I needed to re-pot one of my desk plants last night, so I brought it over to my grandparents' house. I had hoped they would have potting soil, but I was resigned to just stealing dirt from their yard. ;) God bless them, within minutes, I was kitted out with gardening gloves, a trowel & a bag of enriched potting soil.

And finally, I think it's partly because we're coming into the season of harvest. I don't have a garden of my own. All I can lay claim to is a small ivy plant and a boisterous pothos plant on my desk at work. However, tending them has been a pleasant experience. I look forward to having a garden someday . . . In the meantime, I'll keep bumming tomatoes off my other grandmother & my clients! ;)


Sarah said...

tomato and basil are one of my favorite food combos! definitly just slice the tomato, sprinkle some chopped basil on w/ salt and oil and go to town.

next time, if you can get more than one tomato, chop it up and mix it up in a bowl with fresh chopped basil, black olives and olive oil. let it sit out for an hour or two, and then cook up some fresh linguine and toss it all together. SO GOOD.

Stacey said...

Sounds yummy!