Daily Archives: September 7, 2014

Meryl, ya read my mind!

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“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to show love toward those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.” _ Meryl Streep
Photo: Loving Meryl Streep... “I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.” _ Meryl Streep

 

The BEST Way to Prepare Tomatoes

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These are the tomatoes that we ate over Labor Day weekend.  They are sliced black Romas.  However, any small variety of tomatoes will work.  These were halved.  In the middle, there was minced garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and sea salt added.  That’s it!   Very, very simple!

Pop them on a baking sheet and into the oven at 275 for a couple of hours, or until they have begun to bubble and dry.  Larger tomatoes, of course, take longer.  As they slow roast, the flavor becomes more and more concentrated.  The end product is out of this world!  Rich, full flavored and delicious!

 

They can be eaten by themselves, on salads, on pizzas or, as an appetizer, as we had them below.  They were simply placed on baguette slices, covered with a high quality parm (although they are also delicious with Emmental cheese or Asiago) and broil them until bubbly.

 

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Making these delicious tomatoes couldn’t be easier….and they couldn’t be more delicious!  Thanks goes out to my friend, Sheryl, for the recipe.