Friday, September 18, 2009

Ohhhh Summmmmmer. Oh summer. o-summer!
Damn I love summer.
I LOVE summer tomatoes.

These are a Thursday night harvest. The bottom basket is full of San Marzano which, as we speak, are sitting in jars popping away to let me know they have sealed well. (such a beautiful sound!)

We have been making lots and lots of Balsamic Tomato and Mozzarella Salad with our tomatoes as well. If you have never made it you really need to try it. It is a simple recipe so splurge on great ingredients.
Here is what I do:
Chop tomatoes into bite-sized pieces, if using cherry tomatoes I like to cut in half so they don't explode in the mouth. Plus, cut tomatoes pick up flavor better than whole. Chop up fresh (also called Buffalo for some reason) mozzarella. Mince a bunch of fresh basil. Toss all those into a big bowl and dose with a good amount of balsamic vinegar, a splash or two of olive oil, a sprinkle of good quality salt (please, no iodized) and a sprinkle of pepper. Toss around, let sit for a few minutes but not too long.... AND VOILA!

1 comment:

Shauna said...

If I ever get that big of a bounty of tomatoes- I will be in HEAVEN!!!!

And then I will definitely try your salad recipe. Damn that sounds good.