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Saturday 6 April 2019
Have You Seen A Lady Bird / Bug Caprese Salad ?
Lady Bug Caprese Salad cherry tomatoes, black olives, basil leaves, and mozzarella and the dots.... are spots of thick balsamic vinegar!
This is such a fun idea ... you really must give it a try. Loved by adults and children alike!
There is really no recipe... this is an assembly. Sort of what you see is what you need. Mozzarella sliced, basil leaf (you can split the stem to look like antennae), cherry tomato sliced halfway up and spread a bit to make the wings, lay an olive to make the head. The olive can be put on two ways... either you slice a tad off the cherry tomato's "neck" and then scoop out a bit... then lay the olive into the slight cavity, or... you can slice the olive in half (lengthwise) and just sort of suction-cup it to the tomato.... you might even poke a hole in the olive and 'shove' the basil stem through, then split it to make antennae. Done.
I couldn't resist sharing this photograph from a few years ago
two of our grandchildren enjoying nature and looking for bugs
… well they found a tiny one!
Don't you just love them … yes I do!
Dear reader, you will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues please take these into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.