Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mozzarella alla Caprese

Early in the month of May, I went by Home Depot and picked up a tomato plant.  I have never tried to grow anything before, so when I noticed one day that one of the tomatoes looked ready for picking, I was pretty excited.  Everyday we look out back, and we keep count of how many tomatoes, jalapenos, and bell peppers are coming along.

The tomato was still green when I picked it, but I knew the size was the same as the tomato on the vine variety that I usually get at the store.  In 2 days, we watched with delight as it turned this beautiful shade of red on our countertop.

So I prepared it my favorite way.  Italian style.  I sliced it with fresh mozzarella, julienned basil, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.  I think it was the best tomato I've ever eaten.  Oh yeah, the basil was from my back deck garden too!  I love fresh herbs!

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my favorite things to eat ever - yours looks amazing. Thanks for posting a link to your blog over on the Arkansas Food Bloggers Facebook page - I'm glad to discover your site!