I don't love tomatoes. There I said it. I know that some people (the husband) claim there's nothing, nothing, better than a homegrown, sweet, summer tomato, but I usually say "whatever" to those people. I like tomatoes. Yup. They are tasty. I love salsa and marinara sauce, but just biting into a tomato sounds kind of boring. I know that garden tomatoes are like 300 times better than anything you find in the store. But still, I shrug my shoulders, and turn the head sideways when I think about this summer fruit.
Having said all that, sometimes, not often, I really crave tomatoes straight from the garden. I just want to snack on them, and enjoy them all on their own. And having said that, sometimes, even less often, I want a tomato salad. Last week, was one of those times. I picked a bunch of yellow, tear drop tomatoes and basil from our garden, and added feta cheese, olive oil and balsamic vinegar to mix. Paired with an icy cold white wine, I had myself a quick, summery salad, satisfying my tomato craving for at least a couple of months.