Caprese Salad

Why yes, that is a purple tomato.

Some things in life are disappointing.

Politics.  Always.  Always.

Certain dinner parties.

Sea horses.  They don't look anything like horses.

(If you're wondering why I have sea horses on my mind, the blame rests squarely on the shoulders of my child, who is into cheesy pirate music.)

(It drives his dad out of the house, and maybe would me too, but he dances to it.  Dances!)

Claps his little chubby hands and toddles in circles!


You know what is never disappointing, besides a dancing toddler?

Basil.  And tomatoes.  Together.

Never ever, ever.

Garden fresh in my case.  I'm so proud.

(Peppers were a bust, though...apparently one triangle of shade from the neighbor's roof covers them through the sunny parts of the day...drag).

The mozzarella is the buffalo kind, although I didn't make it myself.

Although you can do that.  Did you know that people do that?

I'd like to try it some time.

Actually it's pretty cool how sea horses float around on their teeny tiny fins and have those curly tails, now that I think about it.

Caprese salad?

Caprese Salad

Super easy! 

Tomatoes, sliced
Basil, scissored
Buffalo Mozzarella, sliced
Olive oil
Balsamic Vinegar
Salt and Pepper

Mix ingredients together in whatever proportions you desire.  I like enough oil to make things just slightly slick, and about the same amount of vinegar.  Chomp chomp chomp!


Julia said...

Beautiful flowers in your photos!

anne said...

How's the taste of purple tomatoes ? :D Basil and tomato is a match made in heaven , right ?! lol Your caprese salad looks refreshingly yummy and oh-so colorful ! The flowers a nice touch :)

jeannesioux said...

Beautiful plate. And I sure would like to see your son dance to pirate music! Fresh basil in the garden smells amazing!

a. maren said...

thanks julia! i just discovered a u-pick flower patch near my house. i wish i'd known earlier i'd have had fresh flowers all summer long!

thanks anne and jeanne :) hoping to get some pirate music dancing videos up soon!