Summer’s Swan Song {CtBF} #EverydayDorie

It’s the end of summer, and it seems like every meal revolves around corn and tomatoes. We’re trying to get our fill before the season’s over, and we’ll have to wait for next summer to come around.

I’ve been slicing tomatoes, roasting tomatoes, making tomato tarts, making sauce, and, of course, making Panzanella, or as we call it at my house, Bread Salad. I make this all the time in the summer. I start with the basics: tomatoes, alliums, toasted bread, and vinaigrette and add whatever else is around and matches my mood. Sometimes, I add capers and olives, other times avocados and corn, tailoring the herbs and the dressing match the add-ins.

This week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays is yet another variation: Tomato and Peach Panzanella. It’s the same idea of what I usually make with diced peaches added. The peaches gave an extra boost of late summer flavor. Of course, I had to make this without the peaches and just add them to my portion. As you might expect, Howard wasn’t into the fruit in a savory salad thing. I liked the full-blown combination. I won’t make this one again because of Howard’s rules, though I might add lemon zest sometimes. I liked the unexpected brightness it brought to the bowl.

If you want to try it, you can find this recipe on page 99 of Everyday Dorie. Other members of Cook the Book Fridays review the recipe here.

 

 

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Posted on 13 September 2019, in Cook The Book Fridays, Everyday Dorie, tomatoes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I love the combo of fruit and veg in a salad but see how some might not. Loved this so much and have made it so often!

  2. I’m sorry to see the summer ending too because I have enjoyed the corn and all the delicious tomatoes from the farm stand. I especially enjoyed this panzanella, so simple to prepare and so very tasty.

  3. I didn’t think I’d say this: I see Howard’s point. Sometimes fruits are too sweet to work with certain savory dishes or seafood. Summer is gone too quickly! It’ll be back soon.

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