September 13, 2011

Arugula, Tomatoes, and Grana Padano

Dear Friend, Today has been a lazy day. I wish you were here to motivate me. I really haven't done much. This morning I woke up and made my sister-in-law {A.H} a good-bye breakfast. This afternoon I got my hair cut and then I picked my friend up from the ferry. I last saw this friend two days ago, leaving the San Juan islands on a tiny sail boat, with no wind, no motor, and one small paddle. I'm glad he made it back to Seattle and is not lost at sea.


This morning I made my bed, brushed my teeth, yawned, stretched, and then made A.H. a tomato and arugula toasted baguette, with cheese and olive oil. It just seemed right. I think she really liked it. Last night we went out for pizza. Best darn pizza around. I wanted her to order the tomato and arugula pizza, but she really loves mushrooms. She ordered the mushroom pizza. It was also great, but not as great as the tomato and arugula. This morning, I felt as though I needed to convince her that tomatoes and arugula are meant to be. Lovers really. I think she agreed.

Tomatoes, arugula, cheese, and bread are my go-to snack/breakfast/lunch/dinner. Hot toasty bread, warm juicy tomatoes, salty cheese, drippy olive oil, and spicy arugula. Oh my gosh. I am urging you to try it. Once you take your first bite, you will probably dance, and likely sing. Because you will be truly happy with what's going on in your mouth. It will be magical. and delicious. Magically delicious.

Promise.



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ARUGULA, TOMATOES, AND GRANA PADANO ON TOASTED BAGUETTE RECIPE makes 8 halves

Ingredients
1 baguette
2 large tomatoes
grana padano cheese
arugula
olive oil
salt and pepper

Directions

1. Turn the oven to broil.

2. Slice the baguette into 4 quarters, and then cut in half.

3. With a vegetable peeler, thinly slice some grana padano. Layer it on top of the baguette. Place the baguette slices on a baking sheet, cheese side up, and broil for 5 minutes.

4. Next, place a slice of tomato on top of the melted cheese. Broil for 5 more minutes.

5. On top of the tomato, add some arugula leaves and grana padano shavings. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper and serve.


8 comments:

  1. Great idea I have all of those ingredients at home. Lunch will be so yummy.

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  2. Awesome Anna. Lunch will do a body good.

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  3. This looks incredible! Loving all the fresh ingredients!! Yum!

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  4. Heather.

    I have some gorgeous tomatoes from my garden. I will make this recipe on Saturday for my parents. Thanks.

    Cheers

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  5. Awesome Frank. Enjoy your visit.

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  6. This looks..AMAZING! I can't wait to try this.

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  7. Thanks. You will love it. Promise.

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