I’m so happy to see you!
I thought we wouldn’t make a big dinner tonight
since it’s just the two of us…
Maybe we’ll just snack
come… stand here next to me
while I unpack these paper bags.
Let’s spread everything out on the counter,
and see what we’ve got to work with.
I’ve tried to find the freshest
(there’s a big word for ya’!)
and all we need are
appetites and imaginations!
Let’s start with these sweet wee on the vine tomatoes, shall we?
You turn on the oven and I’ll splash them avocado oil.
Could you sprinkle them with a little grey sea salt..
I love that stuff!
I found this new cheese at Mercato West..
it’s called Burrata Cheese!
It’s so cool.. I read that it was the “it” cheese a while back.. *sigh* I’m always late discovering “food trends”!
It’s a soft mozzarella filled in the center with soft cream and curds..
It always comes wrapped in a plastic bag.. a small ball and a larger one..
and it’s then knotted…
and sometimes packaged in a leaf or in this
So awesome, don’t you think? There’s a
Mama Cheese and Baby Cheese!
All of have to do is cut that bigger piece in half.. and let the soft melty center ooze out…
I’ll get those tomatoes out of the oven and make things all pretty for us!
Tomatoes on the side, cheese in the center.. shall we drizzle with a teensy bit more of that avocado oil?
I’ll smash up the pink peppercorns with the pestle and mortar.. I think that would be pretty, eh?
Look.. it’s almost heart-shaped!
A few crostini on the side..I picked up a fresh Pear Walnut loaf from Wildegrainz Artisan Bakery in Inglewood..
Now we’ve got a bit more toasted slices left.. let’s make a sandwich and salad all-in-one go, shall we?
I’ll loosely mash some avocado and spread it over the crostini..
Then you top it with chunks of blue cheese, maybe Bleu d’Auvergne from Janice Beaton Fine Cheese?? Yum!!
Maybe we should broil it and let it get all soft and runny?
Could you put a handful of fluffy greens and italian flat-leaf parsley on top..
and I’ll drizzle with the avocado oil..
grey sea salt and pink peppercorns again..
Hmmm.. something’s missing…
Well, that’s an excellent idea!!
You go ahead.. drizzling with some organic apple blossom honey..
and topping with a handful of walnuts is perfect with blue cheese.
I agree, no need for a slice of bread on top.. it would be a shame to hide all of this honey loveliness!
Here, you take the first bite..
Oops.. we almost forgot the wine…