Summer has apparently been cancelled here on the damp and gray side of the state. But Billy Allstot‘s tomatoes out of Tonasket, Wash., are at the farmers markets lately and their flavor is improving week by week. You can hunt down the tomatoes at a number of markets including Columbia City and Wallingford on Wednesdays and Madrona Fridays. Or enjoy them at a variety of local establishments like Serafina, where they’re on the menu right now.

Here at home we paired tomato slices with fresh mozzarella from Golden Glen Creamery, basil from Alm Hill Gardens, which was selling pinched basil tops by the ounce last week, plus drizzles of a nice olive oil from our friends’ NorCal olive trees. Talk about a place where the food always tastes like summer.