Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tomato and mozzarella

This doesn't hardly count as a recipe it is so easy. And actually, I'm almost positive that I've written it down before. But that was before I had my own camera to post pictures with! So you can enjoy the loveliness of this simple appetizer and maybe you'll want to make your own with the gorgeous tomatoes that should be showing up soon in farmer's markets.

Slice one (or two or three...) tomatoes into 1/2 inch slices. Drizzle them with the best olive oil you can find and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Lay them out on a plate. Take as many pieces of fresh (packed in water) mozzarella as you like and slice into rounds or halves. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper, as you did the tomatoes. Lay them together attractively or rustically with the tomato slices. Tear some basil up by hand and tuck it in and around the tomato and mozzarella pieces. Have Betsy bring some wine over on a hot summer night and eat while gossiping. Only leave a couple pieces for Ryan. He was late.

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