Appetizer

Tomato and Stone Fruit Salad

Tomato and Stone Fruit Salad | www.LisaSamuel.com

I know everyone has moved on to pumpkins and fall sweaters, but our farmers market this past weekend still held tightly to the last lingering days of summer, with mountains of gorgeous heirloom tomatoes and crates of stone fruit belying the shortening days. Deep purple plums will forever remind me of this summer, as we plucked ripe fruit from our neighbor’s tree each day as we walked, Theo ruining more than one shirt with the juice running down his chin and dripping to soak the collar. As he finished the last bite, he would look up and smile, raising his index finger in his sign for just one more.

I almost didn’t write this post.  The topic of easy holiday entertaining sounded trite to me, and maybe even a little pompous. Because really, holiday entertaining can be stressful.  Especially if we start to compare ourselves to Pinterest boards and Instagram posts and beautiful blogs portraying perfectly set tables (or perfectly imperfectly set tables) and…