It remained on my mind for many days after and once I picked up a loaf of Italian bread from Fresh & Easy, it never left.
I am of the mind that one should not bother with tomatoes unless they are homegrown or truly in season. Limp, pale tomaters make me very sad and cross. I would prefer to go without until they were in season because a ripe tomato, a truly ripe tomato is a gift. However, I am willing to bend my own rule as long as the mostly ripe tomatoes were resting in a bath of garlic and balsamic. In fact, don't use your best homegrown tomatoes for this recipe, use those in cucumber sandwiches or garden salads.
I am seriously jonesing for some right now!