This year I am feeling more of an urgency to ‘get the most out of summer’. I think that the cooler cold (yes cold – I was actually wearing long johns & a toque last week!) weather we have been having has made me acutely aware that summer is coming to an end. As a result, I am struggling to have my time in the city look more like the ‘lazy days of August’ and less like a frantic blur of work, mountains of laundry, packing/unpacking, chores and errands. I am trying to slow down, take a deep breath and actually enjoy my days at a leisurely pace.
To that end the goal of last night’s dinner was to not have to take a trip to the grocery store….here is what I had on hand: green tomatoes from the suckers that formed on my neglected tomato plants; clippings from my neglected garden herbs (notice a theme?); ham; white wine; garlic; some misc. garden greens – spinach, lambs quarter, dandelion, mustard greens, kale, etc.; some bits of hard cheese – parmesan, romano, etc.; and potatoes.
The result was a super simple delicious green tomato sauce that I tossed with the greens & potatoes. I will be making this sauce again and again.