Insalata, Contorni


An unusual presentation of the usual vegetables.  The grilled vegetables: always zucchini, eggplant, peppers.

And the mixed salad: always a chopped iceberg-type lettuce, with some variation of tomatoes and/or carrots and/or cucumbers.  Always with a bottle of olive oil, a bottle of vinegar, and salt on the side.  Incidentally, this was the way my mother always had her salad.  I kind of like it.

And the tomatoes.  Always tomatoes.  Always cherry.  They came on everything.  And since X doesn’t eat them, I always had to eat both his and mine (it’s the law).  So I came away feeling like a big cherry tomato.