End of Summer
Initially, I had plans to upload some pictures of my garden with comments guiding you from Spring to Summer, then I changed my mind to some "drive by photos" I took on the way back from our vacation in the Outer Banks, North Carolina. I did end up bringing the powerbook, scanner and the Wacom tablet to the beach house, working on a job until the wee hours. It turns out I have to wait until I can show the project here. In June, I photographed an incredible local historical stone house, illustrated a few editorial jobs and I'm currently designing a website for an event management company. Yup, It was a fine mixed bag of a Summer with all kinds of surprises and changes. This summer I came across a tomato salad recipe in a few publications, including the New York Times, that seems to reflect this summer. To my surprise the white peach tree that I planted last year has produced about 30 peaches this year and the yellow cherry tomato plants are at peak production. I can't think of a better way to conclude this Labor Day.
Equal amount of tomatoes, cut in wedges, or sliced
Equal amount peaches, pitted and sliced
Red onion thinly copped
Fresh mint leafs
3:1 Olive oil / Balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste