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From the Garden-Caprese Salad

One of my favorite produce from the garden are the tomatoes.  So sweet and juicy right off the vine, we eat them like candy.  The weather has been so hot here that I’ve had no desire to turn on the oven, so for dinner  the kids picked a bowl of tomatoes and we turned them into this delicious caprese salad.  Try it with this smoky eggplant dip.

Makes about 4 servings

  • 1 1/2 lbs cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 lb fresh mozzarella
  • 3 Tbsp fresh basil
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Cut the cherry tomatoes in halves and add them to a medium bowl followed by the oil, salt, pepper and vinegar.  Toss gently and taste, adjust the seasoning if needed.  To the tomatoes add the mozzarella and top with the basil.  Toss again gently before serving. Enjoy the taste of summer in this simple salad!

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Update to Lazy Gardeners Guide…

What a beautiful morning this is.  Walking through my garden I noticed how big the different vegetable plants have gotten over a short period of time.

IMG_0852 (2) It has to do with the weather being so warm I’m sure.  We’ve already harvested zucchini and beans.

Last  month I posted an article called Lazy Gardeners Guide to planting. Most of these tomato plants grew from my garden/kitchen compost that I had mixed into the soil at the beginning of planting season.  Now that the plants have grown, I can see how different they are.  Some are very tall with small leaves, some are short with large leaves.  I can’t wait to see what types of tomatoes will be growing.

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Over the summer and as the vegetables grow and we harvest them, I will be writing a series called “From the Garden“, where I will post recipes that I make with the crop.  Aren’t these little watermelons the cutest? They are a variety called sugar baby melons and won’t get very big.  I can’t wait to taste them!

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I hope you can join me on this fun summer trip to the garden of cuisine!

 

 

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