Monday, June 1, 2009

So, Save Your Self and Keep it Simple, Silly





Sometimes, well...most the time, the simplest scenario is so superior to any other supposed option, it seems silly not to take the easy way out.

If that is the best way, then why not?
Are we stubborn just to spite our Self?
Do we doubt the element of surprise?
Do we stand in our own way of simple play, and instead over-act?
Do we sabotage even the simplest tasks?

This is a simple stage, a simple act, a simple task:

1)Take your tomatoes and slice if you like
2)Sprinkle with sea salt and stir in the fold.
3)No lettuce to be found, grab some fresh herbs, as much as you can hold.
4)Drizzle a spoonful of olive oil, to settle it smooth.

See...we're done!
And we had so much fun.

No sabotage to undo.
No pity. No pressure.
No standing around in a stew.
Just some play, and a taste bud surprise; no doubt.

Request a bit more party posed onto your plate?
Confetti some seeds, any you choose, any you like.



This was the loot:
> Roma/cherry tomatoes...any you have will do but, never chill..they're a summer fruit!
> Italian parsley...any basil, cilantro, parsley version can play.
> "Real" sea salt...only the best from Utah, I choose.
> Extra virgin olive oil...you know this drill.
> Raw sesame seeds, just for contrast, or color, or fun..or none.

I ate mine as same as shown, so simple,
... and chased it with a handful or two of salty Fiesta tortilla chips; so good.
Later, I served it up as a taco topping with raves of.."is there any more"?...
You can have yours with grilled bread and maybe some feta cheese, if you please.

So, save your Self from kitchen distress and just keep it simple...Silly! ;P

30 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

So simple yet so delicious! Your right Teri! Who needs kitchen distress? Not me! LOL!
Your pics are terrific.....yum!

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Oh dear, I'm hungry again! ; )

Jenn said...

You are too clever, I love how this reads, so upbeat and inspiring! Looks tasty too. This line Do we stand in our own way of simple play, and instead over-act made me both think & chuckle. Have a great week!

Tiffany said...

Love the pictures, the prose, and the recipe. I think I have that yellow colander. I just started my windowsill herb garden again and this would be a perfect chance to use my Italian parsley... or my cilantro.

r garriott said...

Lovely! So true... one of my favorite summer treats. Maybe a mini-ball of buffalo mozzarella, a splash of balsamic... no more.

Linda S. Socha said...

Totally wonderful...as are your ideas ! YUM!
Linda

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Ooh this is so delicious!! easy !
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Shadow said...

simple is ALWAYS best! and why do we complicate things? who knows. maybe because it's so simple we think we're doing it wrong??? damn, sometimes things ARE just the way they are, ARE as simple as they seem...

UrbanJunkies/zuppaartista said...

yum, what a nice and simple recipe for life and for the kitchen.
thanks for sharing!

Julia said...

I love the photos :) Very similar taste! Thank you so much for stopping by!

heisschic said...

goodness i just made this last night! only i added some grilled corn and a balsamic reduction instead of the olive oil (it sounds difficult. it's not).

love the pictures

drollgirl said...

YUUUUUUUUUUUUM!! i have a bruschetta recipe that just about sends me to the moon. YUUUUUUUUUUM. tomatoes and spices and such are a good thing!

...love Maegan said...

oh my god that looks so good. gorgeous photos ....I'm starving now.

Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

My mouth just watered seeing that. YUM!!!!!

Blair said...

Those look delicious!! What a perfect summer snack.

MGU said...

lovely, healthy, vegan and raw. top marks!

Kala Pohl Studio said...

Amen to that Teri:) Delicious and lovely to look at.

TERI REES WANG said...

Aah...Thanks!
Cheers to the simplicity of the simple life, our sanity and our collective taste buds!


To all: Be well. ;P

Ms. Butterfly said...

mmmmmmmmm had those tomatoes today in a salad with apples and cheddar cheese. But this suggestion sounds and looks deliciously simple. cheers!

Beach Vintage said...

Such a great idea and I agree, great ingredients and simple ideas. Always fabulous.

down and out chic said...

oh yes, feta on mine please! yummy.

cottoncolors said...

My frequent lunch in the summertime is a "bread salad" made very much like a caprese salad. Cubes of crusty bread (day-old bread works great!), sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, olive oil, red wine vinegar. I really could eat it every day! Very simple.

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

So true, Teri. Your post gave me a good laugh because I'm notorious for making things complicated. Not because I want it that way.

Your salad looks yummy! And, that's one thing I LOVE is a simple recipe. That means I can start eating right away:)

And, actually, I can eat plum or cherry tomatoes plain like grapes(lol)

Creative Coquette said...

Dang, now I want tomatoes and it's 2:02 am here :P

Lenore said...

Looks good! And I just bought a bunch of Roma tomatoes.

Margaret Ann said...

I want to live at your house! Spectacular delight! :)

Marian Fortunati said...

Yummmmm!

One of my favorites!

Paula Villanova said...

My late mother-in-law was one of the best cooks I ever encountered. No high tech kitchen, a very small but neatly kept space and yet more incredible meals came from that small space day after day. The aromas from her kitchen always welcomed visitors and I think she knew how to make just about anything. Anyway, this tomato recipe was just one of the many presentations from her repertoire and my husband and I still prepare it from time to time because it is so good and simple. (Especially in August when the local tomatos are ripe!)

Ingunn said...

Love the pictures.

Ingunn :)

quidessential said...

this is one of my favorites...simplicity at its finest.