With all the fresh produce of summertime, we've been eating a lot of salads.  Did I say a lot of salads?  I meant to say almost exclusively salads.  Steak Salad, Greek Salad, Peach Salad, Roasted Potato Salad, Tomato Cucumber and Feta Salad - it's Salad Season.

I also discovered, with some help with my friends, what a real Gordita is.  Don't "Run for the Border" for one of these - the ones at Taco Bell have little to do with bone fide Gorditas.  I am now the Foursquare Mayor at La Gordita in Vista, CA.

Real Gorditas are thick corn cakes that are fried on a skillet, then deep fried so that they puff up; then the pouch is opened and they are stuffed with a multitude of items.  Much like how pita bread has a center that can be stuffed, these come however bearing carne asada, carnitas, or chorizo and potato.

We were given a tomato plant as a gift from the padre and have been enjoying real tomatoes.  There's nothing like a tomato that came right off a vine, we've been eating half of them with just salt and pepper.  I also ate two pulled pork sandwiches in one week, that's OK, right?

This has been brought to you by Trader Joe's Pinot Noir, Odwalla's Superfood, The Yard Semillon, Primo Beer from Hawaii, and Clos LaChance Winery.

Steak Sandwich with Sweet Potato Fries

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