This tomato sandwich is comfort food for me. It’s the kind of quick and easy meal that I’ll gravitate to on days either too long, or too hectic, to have time to reach for anything else. It’s also a reminder of where I came from. It’s savory with a hint of garlic, creamy thanks to my favourite Gay Lea Cottage Cheese, and nice and bright with those, ripe, in season tomatoes.
Living in Canada, it’s sometimes hard to pin-point global food. We are such an amazing melting pot of cultures here! It’s especially great in and around Toronto, where every street corner offers an escape to another part of the world. Even in my little farm town I have Mexican, Indian, Portuguese, Japanese, and Thai restaurants within blocks of my house. It’s amazing.
I’m pretty darn Canadian though…
Me personally, I grew up in a classically “Canadian” house. My grandparents are the children of British immigrants. My great-great grandfather was just a toddler when he took a steamship to Canada from England. On the other side it’s even further back, those great-great-great grandparents sailed here….