I’ve made panzanella a couple times now… first time I followed the 101 Cookbooks recipe for Strawberry Panzanella with my own sorts of ingredients, and last night I made croutons the same style as the Spring Panzanella Recipe using homemade sourdough bread from a couple days ago, green onions and a little fresh mint from the garden, and roasted carrots, beets, & asparagus with celery greens; all tossed straight out the oven with fresh halved cherry tomatoes. I’m not sure how Heidi found the springtime inspiration for this beautiful green palette in San Francisco, but my August Panzanella was all reds and oranges.


Springtime Green


The onion chutney & red quinoa spring rolls that my brother rolled up were gorgeous, delicious, and vanishing, but there was no internet image fueling that one.


So, chocolate on my mind and beautiful images on the internet, I found this amazing photographer whose name is Lara Hata. I definitely found some lush chocolate shots, but her dessert pictures just aren’t as arresting as the pictures of tomatoes. Well, there are my real loyalties. Check them here, and in the food section too. That category definitely outshone the others for me overall – maybe because today I ate the first ripe cherry tomato from my garden?

Since I started out with chocolate,