Kitchen Therapy


Strawberry, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

It’s winter in Australia. And I have to tell you, until I joined French Fridays with Dorie, I didn’t really appreciate what winter meant! This is where we spend our winters…

Manly beach…

I took these last weekend.

I’ve alway declared to everyone and anyone that I prefer winter! But for us, winter means pretty much everything we do in summer minus the swimming.
I had no idea what a real winter was until I joined French Fridays with Dorie and began reading blogs from all around the globe. My goodness I was naive!
The snow and freezing temps were no longer limited to television. I was reading about real people living in these conditions and the impact of the weather on their daily lives and activities. I was also looking at the most exquisite and perfect photos of snow! My goodness the stuff is gorgeous!

We don’t see much of it around here. It’s a real shame!

On the upside though, we get to enjoy salads like this year round…

Dorie’s Mozzarella, Tomato and Strawberry Salad.

I made just enough for one.
Partly because I was hesitant about combining strawberries and tomatoes. And then seasoning with salt and pepper.
Mostly because I was home alone for lunch, a rare ocurance!

So I chopped up 4 strawberries, 4 tomatoes, seasoned them with salt and pepper and served them next to a couple of slices of mozzarella, lightly drizzled with olive oil. I topped the lot with 4 shredded leaves of basil and a few crushed pink peppercorns (okay, I didn’t have the peppercorns) but it still tasted absolutely amazing!

Sweet, juicy, tangy, fresh and totally satisfying! Really enjoyed it and will make it again (with the pink peppercorns next time)

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