First Caprese salad!!

Here is the first caprese salad of 2012! Fantastic! Yellow, orange and black tomatoes with mozzarella, basil and olives drizzled with an 18 yr old balsamic vinaigrette! Been waiting for this since last November! Need I say more?

Tomatoes and Mozzarella-Caprese salad-yum!

Caprese salad-Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil

It’s starting! I’ve been getting a few ripe tomatoes every couple of days and  have and been enjoying them. Here is a picture of  a Caprese salad I made last night with tomatoes out of the garden with Mozzarella cheese I made and basil I grew, drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette. I got into learning how to make some cheeses mainly to go with my tomatoes. I haven’t got it down as good as I’d like but the mozzarella was still good.

Goat Feta Cheese


GOAT=(cheese) + TOMATO = YUM!!!

Yesterday I made Feta cheese for the first time! Why am I putting it in a gardening blog? Tomatoes! I’m learning now so I can make some in TOMATO SEASON! I already learned Mozzarella last year and wanted to learn how to make Feta too as I like both these cheeses with tomatoes in the summer. I make a traditional Italian Caprese salad with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil with a balsalmic vingerette. The other salad I call a ‘Greek’ Caprese because I use crumbled feta cheese instead of mozzarella, and the rest of the ingredients the same. I like the saltiness of the feta with the tomatoes. In my next post I will show you how.