Sunday, June 28, 2009

Homegrown Tomatoes

Well let's start with my computer. If you read my previous post you know that I spilled water on it. I pretty much always have a 16 oz glass of water that I sip at. I guess I should have known better. So I ended up knocking the glass over. Right onto the keyboard. Not next to the computer, right onto the computer. Needless to say I freaked out. This is my Macbook. I bought it a year and a half ago and it's my baby. I accepted that some crumbs and stuff got on it. And when I would use it while cooking, I accepted that it got some stuff stuck on it. But this was upsetting. I took out the battery and unplugged it and tried to get all the water out as fast as I could. I tried to take the case apart to help it air out. I stripped 2 screwdrivers trying to do it. Those screws are tight. And those screwdrivers are junk. I ended up not getting it apart. So I let it sit for 5 days before I tried to turn it on. I did it with my eyes closed and a prayer.

And woohoo my computer worked. It looks like all the keys and the mouse work. The button for the mouse sticks a little but other than that everything seems to work. So now I am back to being able to post here.

That doesn't make me any less lazy about taking and posting pics. It's way too hot here in the summer for baking. I can only turn my oven on for a an hour or so and then the a/c ends up blasting trying to cool the place back down. And it seems like such a waste to have electricity heating up the place and cooling it down at once.

My tomato plant is doing well. I get a couple tomatoes pretty much every day. If I get them before the birds. I still haven't figured out what kind of tomato they are but they are good. The early ones were a little off on their texture but now they are very good.

No real recipe here. Slice tomatoes relatively thin. Slice the mozzarella, also thin or into small chunks. Chiffonade the basil. Spread them out or layer them together. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and then olive oil. Make sure to do the oil and vinegar in that order so that the vinegar soaks in. It's better at room temp so let it sit for a bit.

Not to mention it's relatively healthy so you can eat lots of it.


Diana said...

I am glad to hear the computer is working again.

I'm so jealous everyone is able to pick tomatoes. I have only flowers on my plants right now. Your tomato salad sounds like a Caprese salad. It sounds yummy and definitely healthy.

Amanda said...

Computer woes are the worst! Homegrown tomatoes, however, are really quite nice. :) Perhaps you've struck a balance?