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Yesterday, it was 105F in the shade and the AC was acting iffy all day due to the surge in electricity demand. Here is the meal I prepared for my husband and I that defied the heat and took advantage of our first tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden.
Tomato and cucumber salad
|Insalata di pomodoro|
|Pollo alla grillia con peperoni sottoceto|
Grilled chicken with vinegary cherry peppers
|Pane a ciambella|
2 or 3 garden fresh tomatoes
Small red onion
1 green pepper (we prefer hot)
2 celery stalks with leaves
1 clove of garlic
Few sprigs of parsley and basil
1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Cut tomatoes, celery, green pepper and cucumbers. Add chopped garlic, red onion, basil and parsley. Drizzle with olive oil. Add salt and pepper. Mix well.