Friday, July 3, 2009

Heirloom Tomatoes

I always grow my tomatoes, all varieties, next to what is probably my favorite herb- basil. I do this for two reasons- one it is simply a matter of convience, since I often combine the two when cooking and also, the basil protects the fruit from harmful bugs.
Perhaps my favorite thing to do is to slice the tomatoes and arrange in a dish. I sprinkle fresh cut basil on top, add some mozzarella cheese and drizzle with olive oil. This is known as caprese salad and is a delightful summer salad.

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