Archive for July, 2013

It is hot out here in the west and there is nothing I hate more than cooking anything in my Kitchen. While I do have the beloved A/C, it cant keep up with my home when it is so hot outside. So when I am in desperate need of something tasty and I dont want to turn on my stove I resort to salads, lots and lots of salads.

Caprese Salad is one of my favorites this is how it is done….

You will need

Fresh Mozarella about the size of a baseball

2 Medium or one very large very ripe tomato

Fresh Basil

Olive oil

Balsamic Vinegar

salt and pepper


In a small sauce pan on high heat pour a half cup of Balsalmic Vinegar in the pan and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and reduce until a thin syrup about 10-15 min. Let it cool until room temperature

slice your tomatoes and mozzarella

Lay them in a dish or on a plate rotating the tomatoes with the cheese and placing basil leaves sporadically in between the layers.

Salt and pepper your salad, drizzle a small amount EVOO on your tomatoes and cheese. With a large spoon drizzle the reduction sauce on top of your tomatoes and cheese.

Serve immediately and savor every refreshing bite until your quite content and pleased with yourself.


Kimmy ( the sticks )



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