|the ancient necropolis at the foot of our garden with Lesbos in the background|
|Turkish spring amongst the olive groves further down the coast – I love this sight|
|…and we found it|
|boot full of plants|
If you are a serious gardener, you’re probably thinking oh those won’t survive if the wind is as dire as she says. Well, it’s better to try surely!
But why am I telling you all this?
Because we got back at about half past two and we were ravenous.
What do you do when you are put on the spot and have to produce something to eat FAST? My answer is these toasts topped with cheese and tomato, and sprinkled with thyme which in this case our neighbour has dried. The bread is also key: here it is köy ekmeği or village bread, which is what English recipes always call crusty. They slice it in the bakery if you ask, and they slice generously!
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 C.
- Butter the bread before placing the slices of cheese on top. I used sliced cheddar I have to say : it melts so much better than any Turkish cheese I know. Then add a few sliced tomatoes and sprinkle dried thyme over everything.
- It takes between 12-15 mins.
|tackle with a knife and fork|