A trip to the grocery store today resulted in an assortment of red, yellow, and orange tomatoes.
It was a perfect excuse to take photographs with my "new" old door I bought from a friend a couple of weeks ago.
I set up my "shoot" on the floor of the garage. The open garage allowed for some decent lighting.
I experimented with a few different angles, but soon I just ended up lying on the floor. I really wish I had swept out the garage first. :) I think the one above is my favorite.
I probably took a gazillion shots of the tomatoes. When I began to hear the mumblings of hungry teenagers, I headed to the kitchen and chopped up a few of my "models", and added them to some mozzarella cheese and a few fresh leaves of basil.
To the tomatoes, cheese, and basil, I added 1/2 cup of red wine vinegar, 1/4 cup oil, 1 tbsp raw sugar, and 1/2 tsp. salt. I let this mixture marinate while I cooked about a pound of pasta. After draining the pasta and allowing it to cool, I tossed it with the tomato mixture.
The multi-colored tomato mixture with mozzarella cheese and basil made a great cold pasta salad, and it made me feel less guilty for playing on the floor of the garage for a couple of hours...
Love yourself, and love your food!
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