It was stormy and we were exhausted when we got home from Cleveland this afternoon, so the rest of the day was kind of a blur. We ate whatever sounded appetizing whenever we got hungry, so my dinner was the first of the summer’s many juicy and sweet tomato sandwiches.
This photo – an alfresco breakfast at our Champaign apartment – captures the essential elements of this favorite summer meal. It’s pretty simple, really: good bread sliced into toast, a bit of cheese, and slices of sun-warmed tomato sprinkled with Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Tonight’s tomato was red rather than yellow – one of Saturday’s 2nds – and the rest of the sandwich was a bit of cream cheese spread on toasted slices of Zingerman’s brewhouse bread. Happy sandwich, happy E.