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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Heat Wave Tomato Sandwiches

Who wants to turn on the stove when it's 90+ degrees outside? I barely have enough energy to open the fridge (except to stick my head in it to cool off) so we're eating a lot of no-cook dinners. Sometimes food that is unfussy and low maintenance is the most flavorful and refreshing - these sandwiches fit the bill.

Heat Wave Tomato Sandwiches:
1 loaf of good crusty bread (I used caramelized onion baguette from Olga's Cup & Saucer)
1-2 large juicy tomatoes
fresh basil leaves
fresh oregano leaves
herbed goat cheese
baby arugula
salt & pepper
olive oil
balsamic vinegar

Maybe I should just say make a sandwich? But to be more specific, slice the bread, spread on the goat cheese, lay on sliced tomatoes, herbs, and arugula. Sprinkle with salt & pepper then drizzle with olive oil & vinegar - eat in front of open window, on cool porch, on while floating on body of water.


  1. These look absolutely delicious! I am all for avoiding the oven/any heat producing object in my house (hairdryer included). Plus, I have an obsession with goat cheese. Done and done.

  2. THIS is why I'm so happy you're posting again! And I guess a lot of us are thinking along the same lines: I've added a couple of "raw" nights to our weekly menus, and I just bought Raw Food: A Complete Guide from Amazon yesterday. I'm not exactly a raw convert, but "fresh food" and "no oven" make a lot of sense in the summer! Love ya'll, and waiting to hear about that baby1 :)

  3. Thanks Casey & Monica! This is one of my most favorite sandwiches...I'm already looking forward to hitting the Farmers Market tomorrow and recreating them.


  4. yum! well, dinner tonight is planned.

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    stephanie ricketts
    executive assistant
    willy street co-op

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