Sunday, July 24, 2011

Outdoor Summer Dinners Featuring My Tomato Garden

Insalata Caprese

My friend Anna Altomari on the right from Worst Cook in America Season 2.

Lemon Granita with Rasberries

Don't you just love summer dinners outside? I do. I had a few special friends over for dinner the other night. We started with plates of salame, our insalata caprese which consisted of left to right, Early Girls, Heirloom Black Prince, fresh mozzerella, Heirloom Mr. Stripey, German Johnson Heirlooms and more mozzerella, sprinkled with sea salt and drizzled with a nice extra virgin olive oil. We ate that and some greek olive tapenade with grilled slices of french baguette and some grilled zucchini.. It was a wonderful way to start a fun evening of great stories and laughter!

For dessert, I made some lemon granita and mixed in a few smashed rasberries and drizzled a bit of triple sec on the top. It was a hit!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful. My tomatoes are not ripe yet but I can't wait to start creating!!