I tweeted yesterday that I wanted to eat heirloom tomatoes with goat cheese or burrata for the rest of the summer, and there really is a good chance that I will try my best to make that a reality. Is there anything better than heirloom tomatoes?
They cheer me up with their gorgeous hues, and their unique flavors are special, there are no tomatoes like them, and this makes heirloom tomato season so special.
On Wednesday after work, I headed from my Monday/Wednesday office in East Cambridge along the Charles and on to Charles Street to pick up a few things at Savenor’s for dinner. Being out of town all weekend meant no groceries, and I was in need of heirlooms.
Thankfully, they had them.
I picked up a few things, including this capra cremosa al tartufo, truffled goat cheese, and called ahead to ask my husband to chill a bottle of Secco.
Once I got home, I washed and chopped the tomatoes, covered them with a generous sprinkle of crumbled goat cheese, salt, pepper, and olive oil. With the pour of a glass of bubbly, dinner was served.
I ate tomatoes until I was stuffed, and surprisingly I wasn’t hungry for the rest of the night.
This light meal was a first step in trying to get back into eating naturally what feels right to me. I have been all over the place, going overboard eating and drinking at events, then getting restrictive at home to make up for it and just feeling generally not great about my eating habits. Trusting that I know what I want and should eat is a little easier this time of year, and I plan on embracing the rest of the season to eat fresh, delicious, good-for-me food.
I also tweeted yesterday that, try as I might, I could not get into oatmeal. I really want to like it, but I find the texture to me awful, no matter what I mix in.
It made me realize that I don’t have to eat oatmeal. If I want yogurt and it makes me full, I’ll eat yogurt. I know that makes total sense, but lately I have been all aflutter in my head about what I am eating.
What foods are you gravitating toward right now? And for fun, what foods do you want to love, but just can’t get into?