Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Simple Lunch ...

I was my Mother’s Little Helper in the kitchen and her love of cooking and entertaining was definitely passed on to me. My dream job is to be a personal chef for a small family, a single person or a couple.

Today’s simple lunch started with a Tasti-Lee™ Tomato. Tasti-Lee™ is a special tomato variety developed by the University of Florida: seed is produced and distributed exclusively by Bejo Seeds, Inc. It is not easy to find a consistently good tomato in Florida, especially having been raised in New Jersey. During the Summer, the “Jersey” tomatoes are so sweet and flavorful.  Tasti-Lee has that great tomato flavor because they are vine ripened.

On top of each slice of tomato is a scoop of tuna salad, and to add another touch of color to the plate, some Manzanilla olives. Manzanilla olives come from the southern region of Spain. The tuna salad ingredients include: finely chopped carrots, celery and red onion; mayonnaise, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

So as I dream ... about my dream job ... I have fun being a Vintage Shop Keeper and taking care of my Etsy Shop ... auntemilie !