Thursday, July 15, 2010

the flavors of summer

One of the best parts of summer for me is the harvest.. garlic, basic, home grown tomaters... YUM! simply thinking about it makes my mouth water.

This evening I went out and picked a hand full of fresh basil from my garden to accompany the heirloom tomatoes procured at our local farmer's market yesterday (mine are still green) and the fresh sourdough bread sitting on my counter.

My favorite way to make bruschetta is to grill or toast slices of french bread and rub over with a fresh garlic clove and then drizzle with good olive oil. Top with slices of fresh tomato, sliced basil leaves and sprinkle of salt & fresh ground pepper and either a slab of mozzarella or feta cheese crumbles. (my personal fav)

This is great as an appetizer or a full meal as I had 5 slices tonight because it was so hot! Pair it with a nice chilled glass of wine or a glass of iced tea.. yum!!

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