Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What is my "taste of summer"? Insalata Caprese

Here is my wonderful plate of delicious-ness!

This is a local purveyor of cheese from a small town near Austin. 
The mozzarella cheese is fabulous!
I was fortunate to be given this container of Fleur de Sel
by one of my husband's French business associates.

Gorgeous basil & thyme that went into the dish

A new tool that works well:  a tomato slicer!

Today I prepared a little taste of summer:   Insalata Caprese.  The fragrance of freshly 
picked basil and ripe tomatoes are the essence of summer.  These aromas remind me of early morning trips to the local farmer's market.  Nothing makes me happier than a huge bunch of basil in a vase next to my kitchen sink.  I got all the ingredients to make a wonderful salad
and it tastes as good as it looks.  Yum!


  1. oh my gosh, that looks delicious - one of my favorite lunches! Love the tomato slicer.

  2. The tomato slicer is great! I impulsively picked it up at Bed, Bath, and Beyond a few months ago and I have been waiting for a "real" tomato to slice into. It was wonderful.


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