~We were lucky enough to be on the receiving end of some homegrowns from the Valley last week. The Valley being Harlingen Texas where KG's family roots out of. The great thing about homegrown tomatoes is that even if you can only afford store brand, part skim, mozzarella your Caprese still taste AMAZING! I am not sure what variety these tomatoes were but they were the sweetest tasting tomatoes I have had in at least 2 years. I mean it was crazy, like some kind of tangy mango, or something?! Last year was a terrible year for 'maters in central Texas; it was downright painful. Hopefully this year will not be a repeater... I have quite a few green ones on my Topsy Turvey vines, which are fairing quite well. (fingers crossed)So if you don't know here is the easy pleasy recipe for a summer staple in this house
white trash Caprese
sliced Mozzarella(the best you can git)
Basil leaves whole cut into ribbons ( mine were to little to use whole)
olive oil(Hill Country Fare)
Home grown tomatoes
slice your tomatoes fairly thin and plate 'em,
drizzle with oil, sprinkle with pepper(no salt yet or you will get a real watery dish) ,
if you are using full basil leaves lay them on now if not lay your sliced cheese on.
sprinkle with basil ribbons if that is what you are using.
Drizzle with a little more oil and salt and pepper.