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Tomato, cucumber, and basil salad

  • 2 fresh tomatoes (Brandywines are the best, but any slicers will do)
  • 2 fresh cucumbers
  • fresh basil
  • balsamic vinegar

Slice tomatoes and cucumbers.  Add chopped fresh basil.  Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.  Let sit for a few minutes before eating.

Serves 2-3 as a side dish.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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