I’ve mentioned this before, but you still didn’t try it, so I am forced to bug you about it again.
Saturday we had some friends coming over, so we picked up some Cornish pasties from The Pure Pasty Co here in our charming downtown Vienna, and hit the Vienna farmer’s market. We bought peaches, nectarines, basil, gorgeous tomatoes, honey, and two kinds of goat cheese: regular chevre and one with cranberries and horseradish. Amazing stuff! Seriously ridiculous.
I should mention that Kent and the kids got a nutella crepe and played on the playground while I smelled, sampled and purchased the produce.
At home I layered some of the peaches with goat cheese, and others with mozzarella for the caprese.
They were phenomenal! I will caution that the flavor of the fresh-from-the-farmer’s-market peaches and tomatoes was so intense, that you could barely taste the mild goat cheese.
- 3 peaches or nectarines, cut into 1/4 slices and halved.
- 4 oz. fresh mozzarella or goat cheese
- 2 heirloom tomatoes
- salt and pepper
- 21 small fresh basil leaves
- balsamic vinegar
- extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chopped mint
After you get the tomatoes on top of the cheese and peaches, be sure to salt and pepper the tomatoes. Then put on the basil and drizzle with a little bit of balsamic and olive oil.
Then sprinkle mint across the top if you want.
I have never had to take any of these little devils home after a potluck. Even Saturday when there were only 4 of us, we polished off every last one by the end of the party.