Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I don't want fussiness this summer. I want the time...Time in the sun, to play, to laugh, to be with friends and family, to read, to swim, to paddle, to run, to explore, to climb, to breathe big. You get my drift? Simple.
That's why I'm in love with this super simple appetizer: kebabs made from fresh basil from the garden, cherry tomatoes (different colored ones make for beautiful kebabs, and beauty is half of the magic of food, right?), and small mozzarella balls, all placed on small skewers. Drizzle with really good extra virgin olive oil, a little bit of balsamic vinegar splashed about, and fresh cracked black pepper and fleur de sel.
These kebabs are so easy to eat, casual finger food, great for guests or just a plate to share with family. Later in the season we'll have big juicy heirloom tomatoes (hopefully!) but cherry tomatoes are much likely to fruit in our cooler Northwest summers, making this an earlier and safer bet. Summer on a skewer. Super. Simple.