Remember how Bon Appetit has that “Cook the Cover” contest each month? Last time I participated, it was the apple and porcini stuffed pork loin.

The August is cover caught my eye at an airport and I danced a little jig when I soon saw it in my mailbox. Bread? Cheese? Tomatoes? What’s not to love?

August cover

With a garden bursting at the seams, full of tomatoes and basil, and a full calendar of house guests, I’ve been whipping up these tomato feta sandwiches as an appetizer.

Alma's visit

Alma's visit

{Disclaimer: tomatoes technically not from my garden. Farmer’s market finds.}

Alma's visit

Alma's visit

I like to brush both sides of the bread with a bit of good olive oil and rub them with garlic. Then top and place on the grill at a low heat for 6-8 minutes. They are best served immediately, when everything is toasty. The next batch will get a lot more cheese.

Good work, BA. Please consider squash and pumpkin recipes for Autumn covers. I’ll have a wheelbarrow full come mid-October.

~K