Sunday, September 19, 2010

It's That Time Again

It's that time again - the part of the year where the weather can't decide if it's summer or fall from one day to the next. The day I ate this sandwich, it was full-on summer with sunshine from birdsong to sungone. Sheer heaven.

The sandwich was sheer heaven, too. This is my very favorite sandwich but I can only have it for a few weeks in late summer, when the tomatoes are perfectly ripe and the avocados reach buttery perfection. I've told you about this before - if you weren't paying attention, I hope you are now.

First, you need wheat toast, as hearty as you can find, and if it has wheatberries in it, so much the better. I used to use toasted whole wheat English muffins but recently they have been oversweetened, so I have gone to wheatberry toast.

Then, a scrape of mayonnaise, just enough to keep the tomato juice from immediately soaking the toast. It will eventually do that; the mayo is just a delaying tactic with a fillip of flavor.

A slice of ripe, summer sun-perfected tomato, like this one that Chilebrown gave us. No lesser tomato will do, take my word for it.

Topped with a couple of slices of rich avocado, then sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper and a generous squeeze of tart and tangy lemon juice.

Most likely, you'll need a knife and fork for this but bust out the silverware, sit yourself down and indulge in a sandwich that sings of summer. Quick, before fall returns.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Chilebrown said...

We are swimming in tomato's!

Sunday, September 19, 2010  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

I just picked all my red tomatoes in advance of this evening's rain. Rain!
It's too cold for avocado sandwiches (mentally, anyway) so we had toasted cheese and tomato sammies. :)

Sunday, September 19, 2010  
Blogger katiez said...

We have been indulging in mozzarella, tomato and avocado salads.... nlots of pepper and a drizzle of olive oil... so good, almost over!

Sunday, September 19, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Chilebrown, wish I could help you out but can't this week!

Cookiecrumb, save one of those lovely vine-ripened ones for the end of the week, when it seems like it will be hot again. Then you can have the quintessential summer sammy.

Katiez, that sounds good, too, but don't forget the lemon juice - it makes it all sing.

Monday, September 20, 2010  
Blogger Ms Brown Mouse said...

So, you recommend 'bread with bits in'? Goodo, it's building up to the season for such sarnies, we put out bebe tomato plants out at the weekend.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010  

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