“Some people live a lifetime in a minute. What are you doing NOW?” – Col. Frank Slade, Scent of a Woman.
Anup is an old soul in a young body. His choice of movies, music and food make me think that he is in his fifties. One of his all-time favorite movies is “Scent of a Woman“, starring Al Pacino. He plays a blind, retired army colonel. I love this movie as well, but Anup has probably seen it about hundred times, and he still has to watch it if it’s on TV. If you haven’t seen this movie, please do – you are in for a treat! If you have seen the movie, you know that it takes an old soul to watch it so many times and still enjoy it!
There is a scene in the movie where the blind colonel asks a young woman to tango with him. The girl is nervous about dancing with a blind person with other diners around. She also isn’t sure about her skills in tango. The colonel reassures her:
“There are no mistakes in the tango, darling, not like life. It’s simple. That’s what makes the tango so great. If you make a mistake, get all tangled up, just tango on.”
This is how I feel about making salads! I don’t think you can go wrong with them, especially if you have good fresh produce. The other day, I was going to make a salad with fresh arugula, baby kale, tomato and peaches. When I started making the salad, I realized that I was out of greens and I had to make do with only the tomatoes and peaches. When I was done with the salad, Anup and I were amazed at how simple yet tasty the salad turned out to be. It was so good, we decided to share it on the blog!
Summer Peach and Tomato Salad
4 heirloom tomatoes
handful of fresh basil leaves
olive oil & lemon juice for drizzle
Cut peaches, tomatoes and avocado in to slices. Cut the basil into thin strips (chiffonade). Arrange salad in to plate and drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt.
sue/the view from great island says
This is such a gloriously unexpected combination, and beautiful, too <3
looks so colourful
Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate says
What a great quote! Also, I love the picture of the peach with a wedge cut out of it. Gorgeous!
Sini | my blue&white kitchen says
Tomatoes and peaches – such a weird sounding yet wonderful pairing. I’ve been having a pasta dish with tomatoes, peaches, mint, and almonds on my mind which I probably need to make happen soon. LOVE this salad!
Thanks Sini. Now you got me craving pasta!
Thanks for sharing that healthy recipe; it sounds good 🙂 Well, I think even I behave like Anup at times.. My love for retro jazz is often ridiculed as old fashioned and classic. But then its pkay 😀
PS: My favorite quote from Scent of a Woman: “The day we stop lookin’, Charlie, is the day we die”
Adding to the quotes from the movie, every time Anup and I have an argument he goes “You’re in no position to disagree with me. I got a loaded .45 here. You got pimples.”
The pic of heirloom tomatoes keep coming to my head as the front cover of your first book; i just cannot take my eyes off that picture… beautiful!
Yes, that picture surprised me too! All the credit we take for mother nature’s hard work 🙂
Archana @ThePerfectZest says
I love that movie – the tango is my favorite part. I loved Al Pacino’s character too – soo ruthlessly honest and real.
This salad looks very refreshing – I particularly like simple dressings and often do lime juice, salt/pepper and good olive oil.
Ditto on the movie!
kristie / birchandwild.com says
This salad looks so wonderful, as it combines some of my favorite fresh summer produce to harvest from my garden. I will try this for dinner tomorrow!
Thanks Kristie! I hope you like it!