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heat wave continues


Afternoon Goy-ers.

Record for today is 101F.. We may approach that today, and a better chance tomorrow. The garden will not be happy with this wilting heat. I will have to water the newbies in the beds as soon as the shade gets there. Maybe some in the pots before the shade arrives, just to save them.

Just finished typing up the panzanella salad that will be made Saturday. Though to share it with, as some say here, ya’ll!

working the basement today, gathering up the loose ends for Saturday’s todo. Wish I could share it with you. PICTURES of the chow! might make you hungry tho.

Ok, out before it gets hotter, going to 97 or 98 today. I was out early to shop. Not too bad as it was cloudy. When the sun burns that off, it will be bad.



Serves 12 – 1 cup servings.

Suggested alongs. Grilled steak, hamburgers, corn on the cob. Red wine of your choice.

6 cups cubed Italian or rustic bread
3 large ripe tomatoes (about 3 pounds), cut into chunks
1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced (use all if you like)
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt (you may use less)
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 medium yellow peppers, seeded and cubed
1 large seedless cucumber, quartered-lengthwise, cut into ¾ in pieces
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley

Turn oven to 400F, line jelly-roll pan with foil, place single layer cubed bread. Toast bread 10-12 minutes, tossing once, until evenly brown.

While bread toasts, place tomatoes, onion, oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper in bowl. Let stand 30 minutes at room temp until tomatoes release juices. Toss occasionally.

Add peppers, cukes, and parsley to tomatoes. Let stand for at least 15 minutes for flavors to blend. Just before serving add bread cubes, blend thoroughly.

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that sounds intresting Rusty, take some photos on saturday won't you,

20 Jul, 2011


Sounds lovely - sorry rusty but what is a jelly roll pan?

20 Jul, 2011


Sounds mouth watering, my oven does not go above 220 though!

20 Jul, 2011


200 might be ok drc - I think the translations around that?

20 Jul, 2011


Thought it might be ST

20 Jul, 2011



20 Jul, 2011


US 400 F, you use C. long as the bread gets dried out and a bit of color, it's done!

20 Jul, 2011


Thanks RS

20 Jul, 2011


Hi Sticki! I think a jelly-roll pan is a swiss roll tin? Recipe sounds yummy, thanks for sharing Rusty!

20 Jul, 2011


Clever you - Jelly is jam over there

20 Jul, 2011



20 Jul, 2011


I remember my mothers face when an american relative asked her for a jelly sandwich!

20 Jul, 2011


Oh well done Libet, Swiss roll crossed my mind but I forgot the jelly jam thing. There is also a patchwork quilt term that is called a jelly roll.

21 Jul, 2011

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