Thursday, August 21, 2008
Our friends Catherine and John came over for a dinner on a glorious Saturday evening and we prepared a meal almost exclusively from our garden! Okay, we didn't make the pasta or the mozzarella, but we grew just about everything else.
We started with a champagne toast to the newly engaged couple.
And quickly moved on to a caprese salad made with our ripe Cherokee Chocolate heirlooms, fresh mozzarella topped off with our basil and a drizzle of olive oil we brought back from a trip to Tuscany.
For the main course, we served tortellini with our cherry tomatoes and mixed with fresh pesto made from our basil. On the side we had roasted peppers and roasted eggplant with fresh rosemary, also from our garden. A couple of bottles of white wine complemented the meal and we had chocolate chip cookies (we bought them) for desert.