This morning I woke up as normal and took the kids to the bus stop. When I got there my neighbor said:
- Hi, I can see you are a celebrity now!
I was confused, a celebrity? me? did she get the wrong person? then she told me she just saw me on the papers and it all came back to me!
About 2 weeks ago I was interviewed by Judy Buchenot - a freelance writer for the Naperville Sun. She runs a column there called Naperville Eats in where she interviews local cooks and shares their recipes and culinary tips.
Judy and I met on a Sunday, late in the morning. I had just made Mozzarella cheese with my friend Deb the day before. I had never been interviewed for a paper before. I truly enjoyed talking to Judy, she asked me questions about my background and the cheese making and the blog. I made a quick Caprese Salad (my own version of it) for us to eat (I was starving!). We talked for over an hour.
I want to personally thank Judy for such a wonderful opportunity and for writing about me on the paper. The article was published online too - here is the link (Naperville Sun Article)
So now, you must be curious about that Caprese Salad. A few people asked me today about it. I made my own version by adding avocados and a few different herbs than the traditional Basil.
- Fresh Tomatoes
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Balsamic Must
- Olive Oil
- Chopped Fresh Thyme, Oregano and Basil
- Sea Salt and Freshly ground pepper
Cut the tomatoes, the mozzarella and avocados in slices. Place them in layers in a dish. Drizzle the balsamic must and olive oil. Sprinkle the herbs on top and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper to taste.
The avocado gives this salad a fantastic creamy texture that combines very nicely with the fresh mozzarella. Try it, it is refreshing and comforting at the same time.